Stars, exex on hand for laffer and flood
HOLLYWOOD — Disney’s “Double Take” made a splashy bow — literally — when the Sunset Room after-party flooded during Wednesday’s storm.
Pic’s star Eddie Griffin was rapping onstage when a sump pump started to back up and water rose about three to four inches, entering through the foyer into the rooms.
Moving quickly, the staff ripped off tablecloths and used them to mop up the hardwood floor.
Guests seemed to take events in stride as they were escorted through a side door to their cars.
Earlier in the evening, after the pic had unspooled at El Capitan, helmer George Gallo talked about his 11-1/2-year odyssey to get his picture made.
“The most frustrating thing was I’ve got something locked in my head, I knew how good and how funny it is. Thank God Joe Roth got it,” he said, crediting the former Disney honcho and others at the studio for giving him the greenlight.
On the other hand, his next pitch only took 10-1/2 minutes, Gallo said.
Star Orlando Jones added, “51 days, it took 51 days to make (‘Double Take’).”
Those at the preem included Buena Vista honchos Nina Jacobson, Oren Aviv, Chuck Viane, Mark Vohradian and Mark Zoradi; producers David Permut and Brett Ratner; exec producers Barry Bernardi and Michael Rotenberg; co-producers Steven Longi and Frank Pesce; and stars Garcelle Beauvais, Gary Grubbs, Sterling Macer, Andrea Navedo and Daniel Roebuck.