Rumor Mill: Dog vs Man Canned?
Report by Clarissa Scheissberg
Rumor has it that the hotly anticipated film Dog Vs Man has been canned! The film was due to start shooting in September and had Freddie Prinze Junior (the Man) and David Spade (the Dog) attached, with Hype Williams (a director?) to direct. Apparently there were numerous creative differences during pre-production. Williams allegedly thought that even though Spade was convincing as a 'cool dog' and pulled off the 'streetwise' image, he didn't think he was funny enough. He also apparently laid into Prinze Junior saying that: "although he is convincing enough as a man, he is not convincing enough as an actor".
Spade reacted furiously by allegedly shouting "Funny? I'll show you funny! Just Shoot me!" (which prompted cheers from the reporters who bothered to attend the little noticed and short lived press conference) Wait... let me finish! Is funny!" Prinze Junior was too shocked and depressed to comment, well that is what we assume. It's too difficult to tell an expression from a man with only one look.