Date: 14th November 2000
Legendary director SPIKE LEE is slamming WILL SMITH for agreeing to play a mystical caddy to MATT DAMON in THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE.
At a lecture at top American university HARVARD, Lee referred to the movie as 'Driving Mr Damon' for painting such a pretty picture of racial relations in the Depression-era South. He told the student audience, in real life, black men were being "castrated and lynched left and right. "With all that going on, why are you trying to teach Matt Damon a golf swing?"
Industry sources say Lee may still be upset at Smith for choosing MICHAEL MANN and not himself as the director of the forthcoming ALI biopic. (MB/WNWC/RGS)