- kyle davies, the domestic distribution chief at paramount, opens up about the disappointing domestic box office of ghost in the shell: says it was a combination of the whitewashing controversy/backlash and the poor reviews
- davies: "We had hopes for better results domestically. I think the conversation regarding casting impacted the reviews. You've got a movie that is very important to the fanboys since it's based on a Japanese anime movie. So you're always trying to thread that needle between honouring the source material and make a movie for a mass audience. That's challenging, but clearly the reviews didn't help."
- in other scarjo news, the actress attended an art opening in nyc with ex-husband romain dauriac