You may wonder, just how much a star of a film have control of the project? Well if you're Sylvester Stallone, you can be hired to act in a film, kick out the director, and hire your own to replace him. That looks exactly like what happened with "his" latest project, Headshot. Last week, we heard that director Wayne Kramer was dropped from the film due to differences. We now know that the difference was that Stallone wanted more violence than Kramer was comfortable with.
Now, Stallone went out and signed a new director for the film, Walter Hill. Hill is best known for directing 48 Hrs, The Warriors and Brewster's Millions. Says Stallone, "We've been on the same track since 'The Driver,' then '48 Hrs' didn't happen. So here we are almost 35 years later, I'm finally driving with Walter Hill."
Filming is set to begin next month in New York and Louisiana. That is, if Hill plays nice and does what Stallone tells him to do.