Fox cancelled Patty Hearst biopic after heiress' criticism

Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 18:05

HOLLYWOOD- A biopic based on the life of heiress Patty Hearst has been cancelled by Twentieth Century Fox after severe criticism from Hearst.

"Twentieth Century Fox Film and its production partners have decided to cancel the studio's planned project based on the book 'American Heiress'," Fox said in a statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film was to be based on author Jeffrey Toobins' best selling book "American heiress'. She said Toobins' book ''romanticises my rape and torture and calls my abduction a 'rollicking adventure'''.