Liz Taylor and Colin Farrell. Tom Cruise and Cher. Brad Pitt and Sinitta. Hollywood often specialises in odd couples – but Brett Ratner and Danny Cohen?
The former BBC big cheese made an announcement this week that his Access Entertainment had bought James Packer’s half of RatPac Films and will co-chair the film financing company with Ratner. How will that go?
Ratner is best known as the one who lost his gig producing the Oscars when he announced that “rehearsals are for fags”. Or maybe as the director who told Howard Stern of his talent for oral sex (as practiced on a young Lindsey Lohan), the size of his balls and the extent of his sperm count. Or possibly as the guy that Olivia Munn once saw wanking over a plate of prawns.
Cohen, on the other hand, was described by the Daily Mail as the “metropolitan, metrosexual, leftie luvvie”, gained plaudits for banning all-male panel shows and axed Jeremy Clarkson for his boorish behaviour.
What could possibly go wrong?