Weinstein rejects Obama’s movie pitch

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Harvey Weinstein (file)
Harvey Weinstein (file)
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You can now add President Barack Obama to the list of people Harvey Weinstein has rejected.

The Hollywood movie exec told the Times of London earlier this week the President of the United States pitched him a book to turn into a movie. And Weinstein turned him down.

“The president sent me a book the other day and said, ‘Why don’t you make this into a movie?’” Weinstein said. “I can’t tell you [what it was]. It was a spy novel.”

How did Weinstein brush off the leader of the free world?

“I sent him an email back saying he was the most overqualified book scout I’ve ever had,” recounted Weinstein.

The Huffington Post reports that Weinstein has donated over $75,000 to democratic campaigns this election cycle, including a $35,800 check to Obama’s own campaign.

For those of you who think the president should make better use of his time, NPR has compiled a list of former Commanders in Chief who also meddled in the movie business. Maybe President Obama is more like Ronald Reagan than we know…

Weinstein rejects Obama's movie pitch

Updated