I hear actress Rachel Weisz fired her longtime Endeavor/WME agent Jenny Rawlings to go to CAA. Even rival agents are calling it “a move of ingratitude, disloyalty, and stupidity”. Yikes. Rawlings reportedly “killed herself” to get Weisz the Mummy series which made Weisz millions, and the part in ‘Constant Gardener that got Rachel the Oscar, and the new Peter Jackson film The Lovely Bones. “Weisz can now join all of the other 40+ actresses that CAA represents who don’t have their next job either, such as Kidman, Bullock, Bening, Pfeiffer, Watts, and Winslet,” one competitor emailed me. Weisz’s husband, Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky, is repped by CAA.
Meanwhile, WME has signed John C Reilly from CAA. The actor seems relegated to second banana status after he couldn’t open Walk Hard.