Even though Miramax didn't ultimately produce the films, leaving Jackson free to suggest any casting choices he wished to New Line, Jackson said that the damage had already been done.
Jackson recently told New Zealand's Stuff that Weinstein and his brother Bob are a pair of "second-rate Mafia bullies" who talked him out of casting Sorvino and Judd in the Lord of the Rings series in the late 1990s.
The 56-year-old filmmaker said he was unaware of the allegations against Weinstein while working him on projects including The Hobbit and LOTR trilogy, but was wary of collaborating again.
As for Sorvino, the statement explains that they did work together, on Guillermo Del Toro's "Mimic", and implies that Weinstein would not attempt to derail her career because she was, at the time, dating Quentin Tarantino, one of the company's most high-profile directors.
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The "King Kong" helmer continued, "Nearly 20 years later, we read about the sexual misconduct allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein and we saw comments by both Mira and Ashley, who felt they had been blacklisted by Miramax after rejecting Harvey's sexual advances".
More information is coming in about all of the heinous acts that Hollywood megaproducer Harvey Weinsten committed against many industry members.
Terry Zwigoff, the director of 2003 comedy Bad Santa, tweeted on Saturday (December 16) that he was interested in casting Mira - but the Weinstein Company allegedly hung up on him when he proposed the idea. Both actors have alleged that they rebuked unwanted advances from Weinstein, and they believe their careers suffered as a outcome. "I'm really sorry Mira", he wrote.
"In these film-maker/studio relationships, there has to be consensus in casting choices - either side can generally veto suggested names for various reasons, and in pre-Lord of the Rings days, we didn't have the power to override the studio on casting choices".
Both Sorvino and Judd have thanked Peter for speaking out to explain why they were snubbed.
The Lions have been turning heads in the celebration department all season long, and they brought their A game on Saturday. Thanks to two field goals and a touchdown in the first half, the Lions are nearly there and had a 13-3 lead at halftime.
Wilkerson, who signed a five-year, $86 million contract in July 2016, has only eight sacks in 28 games since the new deal. In 2015, Wilkerson was benched for the first quarter against the Giants after arriving late to a meeting.
When asked by Extra if she was planning to wear black, the 68-year-old actress didn't give an answer. "I don't know", she replied. Actress Rose McGowan has slammed Meryl Streep over a planned silent protest at the Golden Globes .
One of the officials said a Russian Su-35 fighter jet was also involved and that the aerial encounter lasted "several minutes". USA aircraft are to remain on the east side and Russian on the west side of the river unless advance notice is given.
In a reaction to the move, Pakistan's relations with neighbouring India tensed, and New Delhi approached the ICJ to hear the case. She added that Pakistan has assured the Indian government of the safety, security and freedom of movement of Jadhav's family.
Perriman likely won't start, but the Ravens could look to get him involved if they get out to a lead against the winless Browns. On the next play, Za'Darius Smith got loose on the edge and stripped Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer in the end zone.
On the list: " diversity ", " fetus ", " transgender ", " vulnerable ", " entitlement ", " science-based " and "evidence-based". Ashish Jha told Stat News, the decision to censor the seven words will likely force staff to self-censor their work.
The budget airline has agreed to meet with pilot's union for the first time ever, but passengers may still face disruption. Ryanair has sought a meeting with the Irish Airline Pilots' Association on that day, according to The Independent .
Johnson said the woman was a church member who was upset with how he spoke to the girls that night. Three other lawmakers were involved in the settlement, and all lost their committee chairmanships.
Steelers' Antonio Brown injured, leaves game vs. Patriots
But the Steelers remained productive on offense without him, and Roethlisberger was matching Brady completion for completion. The Steelers had opportunities to put the Patriots away, but ultimately could not vanquish Ben Roethlisberger's kryptonite.
Zidane: Reputation Will Not Win CWC For Madrid
Al Jazira goalkeeper Ali Khaseif made several saves before being substituted with an apparent injury early in the second half. In next Saturday at the same ground, to win the title Real Madrid will play against the Brazilian club Gremio .
Jazz center Rudy Gobert has PCL sprain, out 3-4 weeks
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is reportedly set to miss one month after being diagnosed with a PCL strain in his left knee. Gobert was examined Saturday by the Utah Jazz medical staff and underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing.
Sorry Pacquiao, Mcgregor wants an MMA fight next!
However, McGregor was quick to rule out the same, saying, "I think a true fight is what I want to do next". In a chance interview with entertainment website TMZ , McGregor said he wants to be in a "real fight".
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's wedding date is out!
Harry proposed to Suits star Ms Markle during a cosy night in over a roast chicken dinner after a 16-month whirlwind romance. St George's Chapel is a Royal Peculiar, with the Dean of Windsor responsible only to the sovereign.