Watch Director Lee Daniels In A Brutal Verbal Fight With Producer Avi Lerner

Lee Daniels (Precious) directed the upcoming adaptation of THE PAPERBOY (check out the teaser poster) produced by Avi Lerner who brought us The Expendables
TMZ caught this spy video from the set of THE PAPERBOY showing Daniels and Lerner in a nasty argument, this past weekend, that turned into racial accusations.
The verbal fight was about production going over the budget, you can watch the video below, some of what they said were inaudible but here’s some that you could barely hear..

Lerner said to Daniels

“You call him a racist. You know you’re racist too. You always pay attention to that.”
“I don’t want you to leave, but if you don’t apologize to me and you know you should ….”
“We paid the scuba divers a lot. Shame on you.”

Lee shouted to Lerner

“Need some money, need some money?”

The site then contacted reps for both Daniels and Lerner who said that both parties have resolved the problem and they “laughed it off”

THE PAPERBOY stars Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman
Cusack plays a condemned prisoner while Kidman plays a woman with a dark side who writes letters to men on death row…

Sexual thriller PAPERBOY is based on author Pete Dexter‘s 1995 Novel.
Order the book today at Amazon, here’s its official synopsis..

“The sun was rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call was found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck was tried, sentenced, and set to fry.
Then Ward James, hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade. She’s armed with explosive evidence, aiming to free–and meet–her convicted “fiancÚ.”
With Ward’s disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida’s back roads and seamy places in search of The Story, racing flat out into a shocking head-on collision between character and fate as truth takes a back seat to headline news…”

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