Mathew Knowles Pitched Multi-Million Dollar Destiny’s Child Biopic In Exposed Sony Hack Emails
Looks like after those Beyoncé management checks stopped coming in, Mathew Knowles tried to sell Sony on the idea of a Destiny’s child film.
Via Daily Beast reports:
An email dated December 4, 2013, from Screen Gems honcho Clint Culpepper to Pascal and a team of Sony execs discusses how Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles, went to him to try and set up a Destiny’s Child biopic.
“Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s Father wants to make the film of Destiny’s Child and came to me first,” wrote Culpepper. “He’s going to Universal next. Do we think it would be a successful film? They’re on Sony label. I’m just not sure that it’s not too soon.”
All the Sony execs return very enthusiastic responses, although there is a Destiny’s Child biopic currently slated for February 2015 on the Lifetime Network.
Which brings us to the inimitable Kanye West. An email dated August 4, 2014, from West’s creative director Elon Rutberg to Pascal discusses a potential pitch for a Kanye West feature film.
“I supervise all of Kanye’s film and media projects, and we have a major film project coming up that involves both cinematic and technological innovation, so I naturally thought Sony and wanted to reach out,” wrote Rutberg. “We premiered a multi-screen cinema experience to great response at Cannes 2012, and are looking to take the storytelling to the next level with a feature length film, shot for an immersive cinema experience.”
West will also reportedly be appearing in the as-yet-untitled Christmas Eve film due next year directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50) and starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
An email dated August 7, 2014, from producer James Weaver to Rogen, his filmmaking partner Evan Goldberg, and Pascal says, “We’ll have an XMAS tease for 2015. We have a specific idea to attach to THE INTERVIEW that will crush. Seth, Joe, and [Anthony] Mackie reenacting the scene from BIG on the floor piano at FAO Schwartz with KANYE WEST. It’s f***ing awesome.”
Who will play Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle in the biopic???