Jesse Eisenberg’s new comedy film ’30 Minutes or Less’ is angering friends of a bomb victim that was in a similar situation as the plot of the film.
In 2003, Brian Wells passed away when a bomb that was attached to his neck went off after he tried to rob a bank, very similar to the plot of Jesse’s new film. Friends of Wells are infuriated over the film and feel that producers are insensitive to the real life tragedy that occurred.
One of Brian’s closest friends is calling the Eisenberg film “trash” and says;
“It’s stupid the movie is even coming out … producers can go jump in a lake for all I care! Doesn’t Brian have a right to [pass away]? They’re blowing something up that should never have even happened in the first place and now they wanna make a joke out it … it’s really tragic.”
A representative for Columbia Pictures insists that;
“Neither the filmmakers nor stars the stars of ’30 Minutes or Less’ were aware of this crime prior to their involvement in the film.”
The rep went on to say;
“The writers were vaguely familiar with what had occurred and wrote an original screenplay that does not mirror the real-life tragedy.”
Check out the trailer for ’30 Minutes or Less’ below.
Photo: Columbia Pictures