Emma Thompson Quits Skydance Animation Movie After John Lasseter Joins The Company

The Playlist | 2/19/2019 | Kimber Myers
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When John Lasseter was hired as Skydance Animation‘s new head by CEO Larry Ellison last month, there was understandable concern from inside the studio. Lasseter had left Disney‘s Pixar last year after allegations surfaced about his misconduct around female employees. Now, less than two months after his joining the company, the first big-name talent has departed a project at Skydance. Emma Thompson had already started recording her voice work for “Luck,” but The Hollywood Reporter reports in an exclusive that she left a result of her concerns about working with the now-controversial exec. Lasseter’s previous problems allegedly created a troubling work environment beyond even his own behavior while he was at Pixar.

No one even knew Thompson–or anyone else–was cast in “Luck” before this news surfaced. Directed by Alessandro...
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