TheWrap is reporting that Brett Ratner’s long in-development Hugh Hefner biopic, has been put on hold by Playboy. In fact, all projects involving RatPac Entertainment have been put on hold in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood mogul.
A spokesperson for Playboy said the following to TheWrap:
“We are deeply troubled to learn about the accusations against Brett Ratner. We find this kind of behavior completely unacceptable. We are putting all further development of our projects with RatPac Entertainment on hold until we are able to review the situation further.”
This morning, news broke that Ratner had been accused of sexual assault or harassment by six women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, the latter of whom claimed that Ratner forced her to perform oral sex on him.
It’s also worth noting that while Jared Leto was reportedly attached to star, that report was actually false, according to Deadline, and that the star was never attached, and has no intentions of playing Hugh Hefner.
Playboy isn’t the only company affected by this, Warner Bros. is also “reviewing the situation” following the harassment claims. With Warner Bros., however, RatPac is a part of the RatPac-Dune Entertainment slate that finances a huge batch of films, including DC’s recent offerings Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad. With that in mind, it may be a little more difficult for them to do something like put all their films on hold with the RatPac name attached to it.
For more information on that, check out our story HERE.