Producer shares written wealth
Producer-director Brett Ratner is adding publisher to his list of credits.
The Hollywood hyphenate intends to release three books today through his publishing company, Rat Press. The softcover books -- on Marlon Brando, Robert Evans and Jim Brown -- are the first in a series of planned releases of out-of-print books about filmmakers and filmmaking.
“These are books that I wanted to put out there in the consciousness of film culture and pop culture because they’re books that shaped my film education,” said Ratner, whose credits include “Prison Break.” “Hopefully it will inspire other generations.”
The first volumes are “Conversations With Marlon Brando” and “Conversations With Robert Evans,” both by Lawrence Grobel, and “Jim: The Author’s Self-Centered Memoir on the Great Jim Brown” by James Toback. The softcover books sell for $20 to $25.