Hollywood A-listers to join battle for Liverpool
Published 19:41 29/09/10 By David Maddock
The campaign against Liverpool’s owners is about to reach for the stars…with a cast of Hollywood A-listers ready to highlight the protest.
Film industry big-hitters Mike Jefferies and Dan Hubbard, who are passionate Reds disgusted at what is happening to their beloved club, are on Merseyside this weekend to make a film highlighting the current plight.
Jefferies is a Hollywood producer and director with a string of box office hits to his credit, while Hubbard has been involved in massive blockbusters such as King Kong and Bourne Ultimatum, and both will bring their impressive contacts list to the party.
They intend to make a film that will hit the internet next week, with celebrities and influential Liverpool fans involved in what promises to be a massive viral campaign with millions of online hits.
Already, superstars such as Samuel L Jackson and Mike Myers – both confirmed Liverpool fans – are rumoured to be involved, and Jefferies, who wrote and produced the Disney ‘Goal!’ series of movies, has promised some huge names.
“You won’t believe who’s involved. I’ve been stunned by terrific reaction of so many celebrity Reds, and many, many fans want to be involved in the film too,” he said.
“It is important to get the message across that the fans want Hicks and Gillett out. There are millions of supporters who can not accept their club being touted as a product like a soft drink.
“The viral is already building massive momentum and there is a real feeling now amongst the fanbase. But they don’t care, they don’t care about our club – except its valuation.
“They don’t care about the players or the fans. Or our history, or our heritage, and they don’t care about our future.
“By trying to refinance instead of showing some class and cutting a reasonable deal with someone and cutting his losses, Hicks is saying 'f**k you' to the fans.
“So what should we say in reply? ENOUGH! The only way we can get him to change his arrogant mindset is to give him a bloody nose and embarrass him in front of his family, friends, business associates, investors etc.
“Therefore, I flew up from Cape Town last night to come to Liverpool to make a short film here this weekend in which Liverpool fans and stakeholders will tell Tom Hicks – and the world – what they think of him. We are going to shame him and hit him where it hurts.”
The Hollywood pair have already enlisted some massive stars to appear in the film, but they want more fans, and more celebrities to turn up in Liverpool this week to be part of the film.
They will be based at the Hope Street Hotel in the city centre from 10am-6pm on Saturday, and 9am-noon on Sunday, and want people to come along to record their protest.
“Our aim is to work night and day so that we can have the film uploaded onto YouTube by Tuesday, and we would then like fans to email the URL to their entire address books,” he added.
“Imagine if we could get a MILLION hits. If we can achieve that, then we can rest assured that everyone who counts will know that Tom Hicks is utterly despised. And more importantly, Tom Hicks will know.”
Jefferies wants as many fans as possible to join him, and he has promised to keep everyone updated on his Twitter account, which can be found on mikejefferiesL4. And who knows, there may be messages from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars on there….