The venture, inspired by Georges Bizet's enduring opera, would instead turn Lopez into a sultry Spanish temptress who ends up being slain by her jealous lover.
Hackford tells the New York Daily News, "Studios are so frightened at the moment that they are looking for outside money. "There is a great deal of fear in Hollywood. Many of the films are not working (at the box office). Carmen is not a sweet, nice girl. This is a piece about a criminal.”
"We want to do a tough, hard version, but Hollywood thinks the audience (for Jennifer Lopez) is 13-year-old girls. "It has an ending that Hollywood does not like to make."
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