What The F*$% Is A Bob Yari?

January 4th, 2007 // Leave a Comment

For those of you who don’t know who Bob Yari is, hopefully this blog post will help illuminate you. And to be quite honest, I’m pretty sure I had no idea before reading this Page Six article from the New York Post:

REAL estate czar-turned-movie producer Bob Yari has been having a rough year.

Yari has dropped the screen adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s acclaimed crime caper “Tishomingo Blues,” which was to have been the long-awaited directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle.

More on the Don Cheadle deal gone bad after the jump.

Novelist Has ‘blues’ Over Film [Page Six | New York Post]

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Cheadle signed onto the project in 2002. His agent, Kay Lieberman, said neither she nor her client would discuss the film’s demise. Leonard didn’t answer an e-mail, although he was said to be angered because the book, his 37th, was “his favorite so far.”

From what I can gather from the rest of the article is that he’s a bit of a pain in the ass. But as much as I really like Don Cheadle (you know ,from my personal experiences and not just because I’ve seen him in some movies), this really sounds like some rich people’s problems.

Sigh. I want rich people problems.

By Lisa Timmons
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