Date: 3rd January 2001
Lesbian author JEANETTE WINTERSON has been thrown off the set of THE PASSION - the adaptation of her novel starring GWYNETH PALTROW and JULIETTE BINOCHE.
Winterson isn't writing the screenplay to the film version, as reports are suggesting her own draft of the screenplay was found to be too long and complicated. She writes on her own web site, "Am I doing the script? No, they threw me off. That's showbiz, folks."
Winterson's lover, PEGGY REYNOLDS, says the writer is disappointed she won't have a hand in the screenplay. She says, "She likes to be hands-on. She understands these things happen and hopes some of her screenplays might make it to finished film".