Entertainment

Mel Gibson's new anti-Semitism row

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson Bang Showbiz

A HOLLYWOOD screenwriter has accused Mel Gibson of "hating Jews" and says the filmmaker used him to overcome his tarnished reputation as an anti-Semite.

Joe Eszterhas, who is known for his work on Basic Instinct and Showgirls, sent a furious nine-page letter to Gibson, accusing him of never wanting to make The Maccabees, a film about a Jewish revolt.

>> More entertainment news

"I believe you announced the project with great fanfare - 'a Jewish Braveheart'- in an attempt to deflect continuing charges of anti-semitism which have dogged you, charges which have crippled your career," he said in a letter obtained by TheWrap.

TheWrap previously reported that Warner Bros. had put the film on hold, rejecting Eszterhas' script because it lacked "a sense of triumph."

 

Read more at Brisbane Times

Topics:  mel gibson



Clarence Valley Petrol and Weather

Where will you fill up the car today?

Grab the weather forecast and where to get the cheapest petrol today

Blue Pool closed to swimmers

Angourie Blue pools are now closed

The Blue Pools are now off limits

Local Partners

Blindsided Molan denies backstabbing Fatty

ERIN Molan has denied that she’s been lined up to replace Paul “Fatty” Vautin after he was dumped from the NRL Footy Show in a dramatic shake-up.

Nine’s war over Lisa turns nasty

Lisa Wilkinson leaves her Sydney home yesterday. Picture: John Grainger

Lisa Wilkinson wanted more than Karl Stefanovic was being paid

Director ‘assaulted’ Reese Witherspoon at 16

Reese Witherspoon has revealed she was assaulted by a director aged 16. Picture: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

"I find it really hard to sleep ... hard to communicate."

MOVIE REVIEW: Rite-of-passage drama is one of a kind

Kate Lyn Sheil and Kyle Mooney in a scene from the movie Brigsby Bear.

This bizarre but oddly affecting drama will tug at your heartstrings

Most impressive looking game I’ve seen

Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 review: One of the year’s most impressive games

INXS slam 'unauthorised' Michael Hutchence documentary

Michael Hutchence.

Music producer disputes claim, says INXS has most to gain.

Lisa Wilkinson’s secret weapon

‘I’m better than OK,’ Wilkinson told reporters this morning in the wake of her shock exit, and move to Channel Ten.

Wilkinson and her agent decided staying with Today wasn’t worth it