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Owen Wilson is okay, but his movies ...



Tbdowenwilson082907_2 Credible news sources like the AP and Reuters are just now beginning to report what we all knew to be true: That greasy tabloids like the National Enquirer and Star were right to report Owen Wilson attempted suicide over the weekend.

The AP cites police logs as listing “attempt suicide” as the reason units were sent to his Santa Monica home on Sunday. His publicist, Ina Teciokas, still refuses to answer questions about the incident.

Meanwhile, Variety shows a tender heart by quickly delving into what this emotional breakdown means to four movie projects Wilson has in the works. DreamWorks confirms that filming on the Ben Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder — which was to begin in the next few weeks with Bill Hader and Jack Black in Hawaii — is still a go.

After that, the 20th Century Fox comedy Marley & Me, with Jennifer Aniston, was to begin production in January. Said a Fox spokesman about a possible delay: “It’s a totally inappropriate question at this time when all of our thoughts and concerns are with his health and well being.”

Want to read about crass? The trade paper reports two other flicks are worried about marketing Wilson after this sad event. Fox Searchlight is worried about opening Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited on Sept. 28, while Paramount wonders what it will do to the Judd Apatow-produced Drillbit Taylor, due in March. So it’s okay to worry about the actor before shooting starts, but after that it’s all about the bottom line ...

[Photo: With Kate Hudson in May. Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:19am]


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