Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past: According to The Hollywood Reporter, four weeks from starting production on its Ben Affleck wedding comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, the Walt Disney Co. pulled the plug on the project late Monday.
"Ghosts" was to star Affleck as a bachelor who goes to his younger brother's wedding, where he is visited by the ghosts of his past girlfriends. In August, director Betty Thomas came on board to helm the film, and several high-profile castings were close to being finalized.
Disney declined comment on the decision. But it is believed that in addition to the film's expected high cost, another contributing factor was Affleck's tarnished image. The star has taken a beating in the tabloids and at the boxoffice with the failure of his most recent film, "Gigli."
Because Disney signed a pay-or-play deal with Affleck, it has reason to hope that one of its competitors will step in to take the project off its hands in turnaround.