Paul McCartney could have an Oscar in his hand if Hollywood Honcho Harvey Weinstein has his way. Weinstein’s 12-12-12 is a documentary feature of the legendary concert held at the eponymous day that benefitted the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of New York and New Jersey. Sir Paul is one of the Executive Producers and if bulldog Weinstein does his notorious Harvey award pushing, Paul and the film’s director, Amir Bar-Lev, could be holding golden statues come March 2, 2014.
Weinstein spoke at the Los Angeles premiere last night at the Directors Guild in Hollywood. He told the A-list crowd that, “Paul, whom I spoke to today, is involved in every detail of this movie. If God willing we ever got an award, Paul and Amir would be up there.”
Harvey also then explained that “Kristen Stewart agreed to meet a Middle Eastern Sheik for $500,000 for the charity. I told her that my wife Georgina would be there and so she said yes. She came, had tea and chatted with him for 30 minutes. I don’t know if we reported it to the IRS, but who gives a shit?”
12-12-12 is chock heavy with music legends including: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin,Michael Stipe, Adam Sandler, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West and more. The film also shows funny celeb anecdotes from backstage and the celebs manning the phone bank to collect money. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg,Fred Armisen, and Steve Buscemi all have predictably clever moments and there’s a funny bit where Jake Gyllehnaal is on a phone call from a lady who doesn’t know who he is, but really wants to talk to Jesse Jackson. Jake dutifully hands the phone over to the Reverend with a self-deprecating wink.
Director Amir Bar-Lev summed it up by telling the crowd, “We tried to give out the spirit of New York. The concert reflected New Yorkers and how they came to one another’s aid. This was just to help each other through a difficult time. New Yorkers and New Jerseyans are tough. They’ll come back better than before!”
12-12-12 opens in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 15.
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