The trans community was up in arms over the casting of Scarlett Johansson as the trans male lead, in the upcoming feature ‘Rub and Tug’. After an aggressive and rather abusive attack on the actress, Scarlett stepped down. But now….
With no A-list actor attached to this small project ‘Rub and Tug’ could be dead in the water. It’s hard to make a film nowadays, it’s even harder if you don’t have an A-list name attached. The Wrap reported earlier this week that: ” an individual with knowledge of the project, said it is unclear if “Rub & Tug” will actually go into production. The insider indicated it doesn’t look good for the movie, which still has director Rupert Sanders attached.
Johansson’s production company, These Pictures, was a producer on the project, and it’s unclear now whether Johansson and These Pictures will stay on to produce. Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures is also listed as a production company on the film, but Silver did not respond to requests for comment.