October 21, 2008 / 11:21 AM / in 9 years

Director Spike Lee axes agent after film flop

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Spike Lee has left his Hollywood talent agent of more than 15 years in the wake of the dismal box office performance of his latest movie.

<p>Director Spike Lee attends the "Miracle at St. Anna" news conference at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival September 7, 2008. REUTERS/ Mike Cassese</p>

The combative filmmaker jumped to Endeavor from William Morris, three weeks after his World War Two movie “Miracle at St. Anna” opened to just $3.5 million; the Disney release has grossed just $7.5 million to date.

Before “Anna,” Lee directed his largest-grossing film to date, the heist thriller “Inside Man,” which drew $176 million worldwide in 2006. A sequel is one of several upcoming projects set up by William Morris. Lee did not respond to a request for comment.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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