I've been waiting to see this one for a while now, pretty much gave up hope but just saw this over at ImDb:
"An additional Festival Master Class has been announced. On Tuesday, June 16 acclaimed music video director Mathew Cullen will reflect on his journey as an artist while exploring the evolving art and science of storytelling. Hailed as one of the most imaginative music video and commercial directors of his generation, he will share some of his work, including a sneak peek of London Fields, his upcoming feature directorial debut. Cullen is an alumnus of Loyola Marymount University. The Master Class is sponsored by Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television."
what a mess! And this is like the second time this producer is sued for this movie. I think the past year was another producer
According to this an other reports (The New York Times has an article where it's explained in depth) the actors want to boycott the premiere, but the producer stated quite clearly that Amber is obliged by contract to be there and even if that report mentions that Johnny is wary of his name being used to market the movie, i'm scared that if Amber is obliged to be there, he could be there with her
And i wish, if not even the director will attend nor want his name in the movie, and -allegedly- Johnny also wrote a letter to ask for the restoration of the Director, that he could keep himself as far as he could of the movie
Well, that is certainly a strange turn of events! So what is the over/under on whether Amber and Johnny will attend the London Fields premiere?? On the minus side, I think they all wrote letters of protest to the producers, and they may want to show support for the director. On the plus side, as others (Sophy?) may have mentioned, Amber may be contractually obligated to show up, and I can't imagine her facing a controversial premiere without Johnny there to support HER, if not the film. Also, despite Johnny being sort of a renegade in many respects, he does seem to have great respect for the traditions (premieres, awards, etc.) of the film industry. Honestly, I would not fault either of them if they refuse to show up (or, :::coughcoughcough::: suddenly come down with a terrible illness :::coughcoughcough::: But it would not shock me if they show up, either.
Ah, I'm actually very relieved to hear this, since it will keep anyone from having to make a hard decision about attending. I do hope this mess can be resolved, especially since the film's been acquired Thanks for the update, goodview!