Don’t worry, baby has not yet hit theaters nationwide — but chaos around its promotional tour has generated enough conjecture and controversy that it could one day provide a compelling plot for its own movie.
wilderness‘S second year directing efforta psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as one a couple in a utopia — or incest, as the case may be — an oasis in the desert that has been plagued for months by rumors of backstage friction, much of it between Pugh and Wilde on various alleged matters including that of Wilde real-life romance with Styles; conflicting reports as to why the man took the lead initially Shia LaBeouf departure; and a Venice Film Festival premiere that turned everyone into body language experts overnight.
It all led to a perfect pre-release storm—one that could either attract compelling audiences or ruin a movie entirely. This isn’t the first time a publicity tour has been as compelling as the movie it’s supported. Join us as we look back at some of Hollywood’s more famous press tours.
War of the Worlds (2005)
“The press tour lasted… a month for [Tom] Yacht/Steven Spielberg blockbuster War of the Worlds could have benefited from the rework,” Written The Hollywood Reporter‘S Seth Abramovitch in 2020. He was referring to a series of gaffes made by Cruise, who was Fired his longtime journalist, Pat Kingsley, in March 2004, replace her with his sister and fellow scientist Lee Anne DeVette. Then he will also replace her.
The chaos begins with Cruise loudly declaring his admiration for his new love Katie Holmes above Oprahcouch. Weeks later, he caused outrage about Access Hollywood after calling Brooke shields It’s “irresponsible” to take antidepressants to combat postpartum depression. (Cruise later apologized, and Shields attended his and Holmes’ 2006 wedding in Italy.) At the London premiere of the show. World, he was sprayed with water by a trick microphone, courtesy of a prank show in the UK. Days later, Cruise sat down with Today‘S Matt Lauer, who questioned him about Holmes, Shields, and Scientology, to which the actor angrily retorted: “Matt. Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt. You sparkle. “
Although there are third highest grossing film of the year, Spielberg is reported frustrated by the behavior of Cruise, as well as media mogul Sumner Redstone, Play a role in the termination of the long-term production contract between the actor and Paramount.