De Laurentiis begged Madonna to rethink Sex Book
Movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis insists Madonna ruined his movie Body of Evidence by releasing her infamous Sex book just before the film’s release.
The Italian producer begged his star to stall the release of her controversial book in 1993 until after the release of her thriller – but the stubborn pop star wouldn’t listen.
De Laurentiis recalls, “I said, ‘Madonna, you’re making a mistake releasing the book now. Everyone will think it’s a porno movie. Please don’t do it.’ But she didn’t want to listen.”
De Laurentiis is showing a similar stubbornness with his determination to make his own Alexander The Great movie with director Baz Luhrmann, even though filming has yet to start and Oliver Stone‘s rival movie about the Macedonian king, starring Colin Farrel, is almost complete.
The producer says, “It will be the biggest road movie ever. To me, Alexander is the best story after Christ.”
De Laurentis’ film will star Leonardo Di Caprio as the hero and Nicole Kidman as his mother.