In a blockbuster scoop this morning that had Broadway people choking on their cornflakes, New York Post columnist Michael Riedel reported that the powerful New York producer
As Riedel told it, Norris walked out on a commitment to appear in the pilot for
Some in the business smelled a publicity-generating moment for whoever does pick up the production, assuming someone does. Others saw a useful way out of a show that was not likely to make a lot of money. And there have been no official announcements. But those who can read between the lines suspect the report was sourced to Rudin's office, the producer's "no comment" notwithstanding. And Rudin is known to champion just this kind of play. Norris, it appeared, had overplayed his hand with the wrong poker player.