Rebel Wilson claims ‘dodgy producers’ blocked her directorial debut from release at Toronto International Film Festival

Rebel Wilson has claimed producers of her new film The Deb are blocking the movie from premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

The Australian actress, 44, alleged in an Instagram video her new film was set to premiere on the closing night of the 2024 TIFF, but producers Amanda Ghost, Gregor Cameron and executive producer Vince Holden are trying to prevent the comedy’s debut at the prestigious event.

She also accused the producers of ‘bad behaviour’ on set.

The producers of Wilson’s film have claimed the ‘allegations are false, defamatory, and disappointing.’

‘RW’s allegations are false, defamatory, and disappointing,’ a spokesperson for the producers told Deadline.

‘Her self-promotional claims are clearly intended to cause reputational harm to the individuals who have supported her directorial debut film The Deb — a joyous movie that we’re very proud of and are looking forward to sharing with audiences.

‘For her to promote a false narrative to advance her own agenda undermines the film and all the people who worked on this project.’

Wilson (pictured) had announced that her first film as director The Deb was set to premiere at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival in September

Wilson claimed in her video: ‘You know sometimes you try so hard in life and you don’t know what to do, well that is the situation. You might have noticed I did a post a week ago about the first film that I directed, that I am so proud of, The Deb.

‘It is a little Australian musical which is awesome. It got selected for closing night of the Toronto Film Festival which is the best platform to be a first time female director, it’s huge.’

‘To have the joy of the movie being selected is one thing but to have the business partners turn around and say the movie can’t premiere is beyond devastating. Why are they saying this? Why are they stopping it?’

Wilson then claimed: ‘This dates back to October last year where I discovered bad behaviour by these business partners. They are producers of the film, their names are Amanda Ghost and Gregor Cameron and executive producer Vince Holden.’

‘I reported their bad behaviour when I found out.’

Rebel Wilson has claimed producers of her new film The Deb are blocking the movie from premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival

Rebel Wilson has claimed producers of her new film The Deb are blocking the movie from premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival

Wilson claimed since reporting the problems, she has been met with ‘absolute viciousness and bad behaviour.’

She said she managed to finish the film but alleged the producers have told her she can’t release it.

‘This is work of hundreds of people and this behaviour is absolutely vile and disgusting,’ Wilson continued.

‘I will speak the truth and warn people about people in the industry that are not behaving ethically. That is my dilemma if that movie doesn’t play at Toronto, it’s because of these absolute f**kwits.’

The Deb, which stars Wilson and comedian Shane Jacobson, centres on a country school girl getting ready for her debutante ball.

The film will also feature actress Natalie Abbott from the ABC series Aftertaste, as well as newcomer Charlotte McInnes.

Locations include country towns such as Carcoar, Blayney, and Orange, as well as Sydney.

Last October, Rebel revealed that she turned down major offers in the States, so she could make her directorial debut Down Under.

‘If I was directing a movie it was only going to be in Australia because that’s authentic to me,’ Rebel told The Daily Telegraph at the time.

‘I didn’t want to do the studio ones I was offered in America because I didn’t feel like I had that heart connection,’ she explained.

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