We just read Patrick Goldstein‘s excellent column about florist to the Olympian gods, Eric Buterbaugh. A romantic comedy loosely based on his life sold last month to Sony, which will pay Ashton Kutcher $10 million against 10% of the gross for the project, with screenwriter Kevin Bisch getting $2 million-plus to write the script for Columbia Pictures chairman, Amy Pascal.
One thing leaves us slightly agog:
“Pascal sighed. ‘I really like romantic comedies. They’re great fantasies. When they work, you feel so good about the world and life and possibilities and all the things that aren’t really true.'”
Man, Amy. Disillusioned much?