Date: 10th September 2001
CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (2001) star JOHN HURT is none too happy with the way the movie turned out. Hurt stared alongside PenÚlope Cruz and NICOLAS CAGE in the film, adapted from the bestselling novel by LOUIS DE BERNIERES.
He says,"I read the book afterwards and I'm very glad I didn't read it before. There is such a wealth of material, you were bound to miss something. I tend to agree with most people, I can see why a lot of people didn't get through the first 80 pages. I don't think he knew how to end it either. "
And while Hurt feels that action man Cage was miscast, he has nothing but praise for Cruz. He adds,"I believe she is tremendously talented. But I think people resent terribly that she has taken up with TOM CRUISE.
Cruise and NICOLE KIDMAN were the kind of royalty in LA terms. I'm not sure that it's approved of. " (RXT/ST/KMW)