McTiernan-Roven: What was the beef?

That’s the big question in the wake of yesterday’s surprise announcement that director John McTiernan has been indicted for lying about whether he knew that Anthony Pellicano was wiretapping Charles Roven on his behalf. The NYT and LAT coverage offers not a clue; over at her non-blog, even Nikki Finke admits to being stumped, though she does talk to McTiernan’s ex-wife Donna Dubrow, who believes she was wiretapped by Pellicano.

The funny, and scary, possibility is that maybe there was no substantial argument between Roven and McTiernan, and that Roven was being wiretapped for no particular reason at all.