SUNDANCE: No "Thanks" Sex for Katie Holmes

Early screenings of the buzz-generating ?Thank You For Smoking? at the Sundance Film Festival have some Katie Holmes fans pouting, as a sex scene between Holmes and Aaron Eckhart has been sliced from the festival print.

Jason Reitman?s cigarette industry satire contained the racy scene when it was first shown at the Toronto Film Festival last year, but had inexplicably been edited out when it was screened in Park City at this year?s Sundance. Some speculate that the all-powerful Tom Cruise himself may have persuaded filmmakers to cut the scene in order to preserve the wholesomeness of his pregnant fiancée; Cruise was rumored to have persuaded Holmes to drop out of the now-filming ?Factory Girl,? a biopic of Studio 54 party girl Edie Sedgwick, because of its controversial themes.

At a Q & A session following the Sundance screenings, director Reitman clued in a mostly unaware audience to the missing scene -- which, unbeknownst to him, had mistakenly been lopped off when editors were assembling the Sundance print. Reps from Fox Searchlight, which bought ?Thank You? at the Toronto Film Festival for $6.5 million following a fierce bidding war with Paramount Classics, were unaware of the missing scene and assured the movie-going public that the theatrical release would include the precious Holmes scene.

?Thank You for Smoking? is set for limited release March 17, 2006.

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? Sundance Full Coverage
? Sundance Blog
? Sundance Discussion

Comments

lovelykeira

Ken Schrock

Thank You For Smoking looks good from the trailer, and it's got a really good cast.

Jan 24 - 12:27 PM

VML

Victoria Leduc

I think Tom Cruise will be the father of Katie Holmes.

Jan 24 - 01:04 PM

Cozy

Hugh Jackman

I didn't mind Tommy's earlier movies... but lately, who is he to tell someone not to pick a role?

He probably didn't want Katie Holmes to play that part because he wanted to.... lol.

Jan 24 - 01:37 PM

It.

Anna C

[b]she was pregnant[/b]
that is why she refused the part of Edie.

Jan 25 - 07:11 PM

cowsfan

Kevin Levan

No doubt, Tom didn't want the sex scene in the movie cause Xenu, his scientology mentor, erm, brainwasher, told him otherwise. :)

Cheers,
Kevin

Jan 24 - 06:43 PM

It.

Anna C

[b]xenu forbid Tom...[/b]
To do sex scenes during the years; fuck off xenu!!! i hate you

Jan 25 - 07:13 PM

Curt

Curt Wolfe

[b]Could Tom be Right this time?[/b]
I rarely find myself on Tom's side on any issue so this is a catch-22 for me.

Frequently, I complain about unnecessary sex scenes in movies. There are alot of movies I don't bring into the house because I would not want my kids watching them. I hope the version missing this scene is available for rent when it is eventually released.

If this pleases Xenu, it might be the first time I've pleased Xenu. Maybe I will qualify for thetan relief...

Jan 25 - 06:26 AM

lpbreeze

First Last

[b]On purpose[/b]
I really think the scene was left out to get attention for the movie and it's working out very well.

Jan 25 - 01:27 PM

cowsfan

Kevin Levan

[b]Who cares?[/b]
Sex scene or not I recently saw the trailer and the movie looks great. Aaron Eckhart is THE MAN!!!

Cheers,
Kevin

Jan 25 - 02:36 PM

It.

Anna C

[b]she was pregnant[/b]
that is why she refused the part of Edie.

Jan 25 - 07:11 PM

It.

Anna C

[b]xenu forbid Tom...[/b]
To do sex scenes during the years; fuck off xenu!!! i hate you

Jan 25 - 07:13 PM

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