2007, Movie, R, 90 mins


First Bennifer, Now This: Affleck's U.K. Directorial Debut Delayed

Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan in Gone Baby Gone courtesy Miramax Films

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney has yanked Ben Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, from the London Film Festival, where it was to have had its U.K. premiere, because its plot too closely mirrors the unfolding real-life mystery surrounding Madeleine McCann, a youngster who went missing in May in Portugal. Although Mr. Jennifer Garner's flick takes place in Boston, not Portugal, and is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane (of Mystic River), the Mouse still maintains that it has postponed the movie's debut for "the right reasons." Meaning, so far as I can tell, stupidity. Gone Baby Gone will get an American release Oct. 19. Provided nobody goes missing in Sweden. read more

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