Barack Obama and Harvey Weinstein

Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein is angry with director Quentin Tarantino for his involvement in anti-cop rallies in New York City.  Tarantino was a marquee player in an October 24th protest and called police “murderers.”

Weinstein is a Democrat through and through, but he sees dollar signs and disaster thanks to Tarantino blowback. “The Hateful Eight” is slated to be released before Christmas and is thus eligible for next year’s Academy Awards.  Insiders say Harvey Weinstein is angry at Tarantino and is eyeing steps to prevent the film from crashing and burning.  Tarantino has worked for Weinstein since 1994’s “Pulp Fiction.”  Tarantino’s father also added his criticism of the anti-cop rhetoric.

“Harvey is desperate to find a solution,” said my source. “He’s angry that Tarantino needlessly created a controversy that has nothing to do with the movie. It’s so pointless and unnecessary.” And bad for business.

Weinstein is contemplating free screenings of the movies for police.  But given the anger at Tarantino’s involvement, would they show up to watch it even it they could do so for free?

Harvey Weinstein has been unflagging in his support for Barack Obama, whose anti-cop policies are thought to be tacit approval for heated demonstrations against police.  But evidently Weinstein thinks Tarantino crossed a line, and now it threatens to damage his bottom line.