Director Lee Daniels said he couldn't watch 'Brokeback Mountain' for 15 years because he didn't think Ang Lee would do it justice https://t.co/LlSVn8YUs1— Entertainment Insider (@EntInsider) June 15, 2020
-Lee Daniels spoke of how he tried to get "Brokeback Mountain" made.
- Daniels:"It was a very expensive piece to keep and I simply couldn't get the film made.Nobody wanted to see the movie, nobody wanted to make the movie.I couldn't watch the film when it came out, I saw the movie in my head the script was so powerful I saw the entire film in my head because it was so powerful.
-Daniels didn't think a straight directer could do the film justice,but he watched the film 15 years later and had this take.Daniels"I saw it and Ang Lee did a really good job.As a matter of fact,he did it in a way that was palatable for many heterosexuals around the world. I would have probably been more in your face with it,and he did it in a different perceptive.So kudos to him. And I told him that."
-Daniels went on to be nominated for the best director Oscar for"Precious".
_Daniels next film"The United States vs. Billie Holliday" will detail how the famed singer was targeted by the federal department of narcotics lead by a black federal agent who she has a affair with. Andra Day plays Holliday, Trevante Rhodes plays federal agent and lover Jimmy Fletcher, and Natasha Lyonne plays film star Tallulah Bankhead who was also one of Holliday's lovers.