Variety reports that United Artists has stopped production on "Pinkville," a casualty of the writer’s strike.
Production was to begin in Southeast Asia next month. Many Mid=Southerners hoped to get parts as extras.
The decision was made Friday. Director Oliver Stone and screenwriter Mikko Alanne could no longer work on the script because both are members of the WGA. Before Stone won Oscars for directing "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July," he won an Oscar in 1979 for writing "Midnight Express." He is a filmmaker accustomed to making changes throughout production, and that is simply not an option given the strike.
Pictures that lose momentum are often hard-pressed to regain it, as casts go off to other projects, Variety says.