Rob Reiner: Proposition 8 Movie Project

by Zac Gille

Rob ReinerRob Reiner is developing a Proposition 8 movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Of course, Reiner's project is not for Proposition 8; in fact, it should feature legal challenges brought up against the California ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriages in the state. Prop. 8 was later found unconstitutional by a federal district court judge.

“We have been involved every step of the way. Right now, we're waiting for the Ninth Circuit to come with their appeal decision,” Reiner told THR at the American Film Market. “Either we'll win, and it will be expunged in California. If it gets appealed, it might go to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Among Reiner's movies as a director are the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap; Stand By Me, with River Phoenix; The Princess Bride, with Cary Elwes; Misery, with Kathy Bates and James Caan; A Few Good Men, with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson; Ghosts of Mississippi, with Alec Baldwin, Virginia Madsen, and Whoopi Goldberg; and The Bucket List, a box office disappointment starring Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Kathy Bates won an Oscar for Misery; A Few Good Men received a Best Picture Oscar nomination, but Reiner failed to be shortlisted in the Best Director category.

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Ruben -

First, I have no agenda about Prop 8 itself personally, BUT, because people have raised the question as to why Rob Reiner (Meathead) would be interested in making a movie about Prop 8, here's another view.

Rob Reiner is the progenitor of California's First 5 Commission, a completely dysfunctional organization (see my Facebook notes for researched documentation - 25+ articles, 12+ resignations, and at least 2 grand jury investigations can't be wrong - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221479892&sk=notes).

Rob Reiner was himself forced to resign from the CA First 5 Board after clear conflict of interest problems and misspending $20+ million.

So - what's the connection? Kris Perry is the Executive Director of First 5 California. Kris Perry is also one of the 4 named complainants in the Prop 8 lawsuit.

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