Hollywood producer claims being threatened over Hernandez film
(3 months ago)
Los Angeles, Feb 10 : A Hollywood movie producer has sought protection after claiming he and his staff are getting gang threats over a film on American footballer Aaron Hernandez that he is making.
Producer Mark Gordon, who has earlier backed films like "Saving Private Ryan", "The Patriot" and "Molly's Game", recently announced "All-American Murder", a movie based on Hernandez's life.
Gordon says another Hollywood producer, Todd Guzze, is upset and is claiming he owns the rights to the film. Gordon believes Guzze has made threats against him and his employees to get them to stop production, reports tmz.com.
In court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Gordon has said Guzze left a voicemail referencing two huge street gangs, The Latin Kings and The Bloods -- saying Hernandez was a member of both gangs and noting that he was "keeping them at bay right now".
Gordon says Guzze threatened physical harm by saying, "I don't need to tell you how (the gangs) work... They're right here in LA"
Gordon says the threats continued online.
In the documents filed in a court here, Gordon has asked the judge to keep Guzze at least 300 yards from his office and all of his employees.
Guzze told TMZ Sports: "Mark Gordon has taken this too far. Aaron Hernandez is a very sensitive story and I've made him aware on multiple occasions that no one is doing this story but the family and the original partners that were closely tied to Aaron and his estate.
"There is more to come, concerning Aaron's story, and by making this a public spectacle, I feel it's just throwing gasoline on the fire."