The L.A. Times crushes my dream that Paul Haggis would do one useful thing with his life:
Paul Haggis has severed ties with the Church of Scientology. But maybe he's not quite willing to tell all.
Last week, a number of reports said Haggis was collaborating on a Scientology-themed book with New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright, who was also writing an as-yet-unpublished magazine article on the subject. The book was to explore the director's involvement with, and disassociation from, the Church of Scientology.
The next day, a representative for the filmmaker messaged to clarify that while Haggis was cooperating with the book, he was not an author and would not benefit financially from it.
This afternoon the representative, Ziggy Kozlowski, sent out a statement that Haggis is not cooperating on the book either.
Between this and the death of P.T. Anderson's Scientology movie, I'm beginning to lose hope. Won't someone do a high-profile Scientology tell-all?