|with Angie in happier times|
The snub came just one day after hacked Sony studio emails were released in which super-producer Scott Rudin bashed her as a "minimally talented spoiled brat" looking to take a luxurious soak in a "$180 million ego bath" in a new film version of Cleopatra in which she wants to star.
Rudin, the Hollywood heavyweight behind some of the decade's biggest blockbuster, raked Jolie over the coals for trying to lure director David Fincher into directing her Cleopatra movie instead of Rudin's planned Steve Jobs biopic.
|Rudin and Pascal in happier times, too.|
"The masturbatory call is a wank I have no time for,"he wrote.
In another all-caps screed, he allegedly told Pascal, "YOU BETTER SHUT ANGIE DOWN BEFORE SHE MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR DAVID TO DO JOBS."
When Pascal replied and warned the Hollywood honcho not to "f--- threaten" her, Rudin took the opportunity to again bash Jolie and her wish to play the ancient Egypt's most notorious seductress.
"There is no movie of Cleopatra to be made … I have zero appetite for the indulgence of spoiled brats and I will tell her this myself if you don't." He added: "I'm not remotely interested in presiding over a $180m ego bath that we both know will be the career-defining debacle for us both.
"She's a camp event and a celebrity and that's all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming."