George Clooney withdraws from writers’ union

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney withdrewn his membership from the Writers Guild of America last week after the union turned down his request for a writer’s credit on his new film Leatherheads, according to Daily Variety. Clooney, who directed and stars in the movie, claimed he’d rewritten all but two scenes in the script originally written by Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly. Clooney told the trade paper, “When your own union doesn’t back what you’ve done, the only honorable thing to do is not participate.” He may want to change his mind about claiming that credit now, after the movie bombed at the box office.

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  1. Anonymous • April 7, 2008 @ 9:30 AM

    So if Leatherheads was a bomb what do they call The Ruins?
    I’d call the entire passed season of movies a bomb so by todays standerds its was pretty good!!

  2. Poppa John's in Exile • April 11, 2008 @ 7:19 PM

    What the hell does a multi-millionaire film star need a union for?
    Kinda figured he was on the “management” side. What crap!!Boo Hoo!! Me have soggy bottom!!!

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