Star Bob Hoskins has slammed Hollywood for allowing too many creative decisions to be made by executives and marketing teams who “have nothing to do with the film industry”.
The British thespian is furious so many movies today appear to be replications of previous successful films.
Speaking at the Venice Film Festival in Italy yesterday, Hoskins said, “Films are being made as though they were written by computer. They think, ‘What has sold before? Films with this? Films with that?’ They think that if they have those elements, they have a winner. There is no desire to create. They have nothing to do with the film industry. I don’t think they are interested in that way.”
Suffolk born Hoskins, who was at the event for the world premiere of his movie Hollywoodland, didn’t limit his tirade to Hollywood titans, he also revealed that recently British film executives have disappointed him too.
He adds, “I listen to them and think, ‘Oh dear, this is what the industry has come to.'”
Hoskins plays Studio boss Eddie Mannix in Hollywoodland. Based on a true story, American actor George Reeves became famous for playing Superman on the 1950s TV Series, ‘The New Adventures of Superman’, but became depressed over his fame.
In 1959, Reeves was found dead in the bedroom of his home and it was claimed a suicide. But when Reeves’ long-time affair with Toni Mannix, wife of MGM president, Eddie Mannix is brought to detectives’ attention, they begin to think that the supposed suicide was actually murder.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.