Vanity Fair says yes. The Saudi crown prince, now suspected of ordering the assassination of Khashoggi, had positioned himself as a big player in Hollywood, promising to invest hundreds of millions in movie production. It was romantic.
While Netflix was falling in love with the Mossad, other Hollywood titans were swooning for the Saudi crown prince, including producer Brian Grazer, agent Ari Emanuel, and studio chief Bob Iger.
All of sudden, Hollywood doesn’t want to take a meeting with MBS any time soon.
Emanuel reportedly complained to Jared Kushner and wants to bail from deal he made with the Saudis.
Actor Gerard Butler canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia for a screening of his film Hunter Killer, noting redundantly, “The timing couldn’t have been worse,” he said.