Connery’s calling the shots for LXG. Hmmm…

Connery Controversy on ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’
HOLLYWOOD ( – Actor Sean Connery has taken over the would-be summer blockbuster “The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” after clashing with its director, Stephen Norrington. Connery has been overseeing the editing process of the film from locales in the Bahamas, New York and Los Angeles.
Connery and Norrington, whose other credits include “Blade” and “The Last Minute,” had numerous arguments on the set and at one point, almost came to blows during production, which occurred in Eastern Europe and Malta. The two have not exchanged words since the movie finished filming earlier this year, reports the London Daily Mail.
During one particularly heated exchange, Norrington told Connery to hit him so he would then be justified in whacking him back. Those who worked on the film report it was a challenging experience for the entire cast and crew, with sets being lost in floods in Prague and “almost unbearable” tension between director and leading man.
But a spokesperson for Connery, while not addressing the battle-of-wills rumors, did deny that there was anything unusual about Connery’s presence in the editing room.
“Sean often sits in on the editing of his films,” the rep told the Daily Mail. “He’s simply living up to his responsibilities.”
“The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” is based on a comic book series about a group of characters from literature’s most famous action, fantasy and adventure novels who are commissioned by Queen Victoria to prevent a madman from taking over the world. Connery stars as adventurer Allan Quatermain, with Jason Flemyng, Stuart Townsend and Richard Roxburgh playing supporting roles.
20th Century fox Plans to release “The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” in the U.S. on July 11.