The article took Mom and me completely by surprise. All of the rights regarding the film option for "The Assault on Tony's" remain as part of John's estate now as they did when the article ran. Furthermore, my name was erroneously listed as Maureen O'Brien, which just goes to show you how thorough the "writer" on the story was, as well as her editors/fact checkers.
I contacted the editorial staff over at Hollywood Reporter about all of this to no avail. Hence, I thought it was time to set the record straight. No matter where you read it on the Internet, as of today, "The Assault on Tony's" is not under option to be made into a movie by anyone.
The Hollywood Reporter article ran a few days before what would have been John's 50th birthday, which I noted in a bit more dignified manner. Yeah yeah.
I'm trying, John. It's hard sometimes, but I'm trying.
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