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Alec Baldwin Trashes His Own Movie

Posted: July 11th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Alec Baldwin Trashes His Own MovieSubmit Comment
Several years ago Alec Baldwin produced, directed and starred in "The Devil and Daniel Webster," which he said is so bad, it is an "unrecognizable film." Much to his surprise, Yari Film Group picked up the rights, renamed it to "Shortcut to Happiness" and will give it a theatrical release in six cities on Friday the 13th.

But the studio didn't stop there. The film was re-cut into a comedy and Baldwin's directing and producing credits were removed, replacing his name with a bizarre pseudonym "Harry Kirkpatrick." In addition, the film was also mired in legal problems when federal probers went after two of its investors for bank fraud.

Baldwin is glad that his name was taken off the project. "He's in the movie but he has nothing to do with it. His name was taken off as producer and director six years ago, but he couldn't get it taken off as an actor," a source reports.

"Shortcut to Happiness" is based on the 1937 Stephen Vincent Benet short story about a down-and-out writer who sells his soul to the devil to achieve fame and then hires a lawyer to break the deal. In addition to Baldwin, the film stars Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kim Cattrall, Dan Aykroyd and Jason Patric.

Click here to read more about "Shortcut to Happiness."

Source: New York Post


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