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Dreading Hannibal: Thoughts on Breaking the “Silence”

‘I’m 80, I’ve been in the movie business over 30 years, and I know this: The only thing that matters is a good director and a good story. With those two things, I could play Starling. Within two minutes the audience will forget all about Jodie Foster – I promise you.’

– Dino De Laurentiis, producer of Hannibal, in Entertainment Weekly

‘Dino’s attitude was fuck it, move on! After Anna and the King [Foster’s recent $39 million-grossing disappointment], the thinking was, ‘Good, what did Jodie Foster really bring anyway?”
– unnamed source close to De Laurentiis

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