Katie Holmes needed to have a good movie. Looks like ‘Sons of No One’ is not going to be the film to turn her acting career around.
The new thriller, starring Channing Tatum, Al Pacino and Katie Holmes was a BOMB in front of major studio executives at Sundance Film Festival yesterday.
The Hollywood Reporter, there on the scene, reports that executives from nearly every major studio — Samuel Goldwyn, Paramount, Summit, the Weinstein Co., Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group, IFC Films, Morgan Creek, Screen Media, Miramax and Relativity — were on hand to see the failure.
In fact, THR reports, some had even left the theater before the film finished.
The negative response went beyond the walkouts. One viewer’s attempt to begin applause after the lights came up drew almost no takers.
None of this is to say that the film won’t find a buyer with a proposal for a strategic plan that it believes will make it work in the marketplace. As Sundance veterans know, plenty of films with lukewarm responses go on to find buyers and audiences, especially genre films featuring big stars. And with the barnstorming UTA team repping the sale (along with WME and Cassian Elwes, who’s also got two sales under his belt thus far), the possibilities are far from scuttled.