Date: 2nd November 2000
Pierce Brosnan has joined Richard Attenborough in criticizing the decision not to release Attenborough's $45-million production of Grey Owl in the U.S. Brosnan, who starred in the title role, told BBC radio in an interview that the film was sent straight to video last summer because it did not contain violence or sex. "People's sensitivities have been deadened and I think they've backed themselves into a corner in this town called Hollywood," Brosnan said during BBC 5 Live's Ian Payne Show. "The movie-makers have found themselves up against a wall and don't know how to get out of it because the ante has just gone up and up on the issue of violence and more sex," Brosnan added. Grey Owl received a critical pasting when it was released in Europe and Canada early this year. "It has flaws," Brosnan acknowledged, but he insisted that the film was "head and shoulders above" most other Hollywood productions.
Source: Studio Briefing