Thursday, April 17, 2008
Drivers on the London Underground (the Tube) are protesting a new film, Three and Out, starring Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl); the plot centers on a driver who seeks out someone willing to commit suicide by throwing himself or herself under the train so the driver can collect a lump sum compensation. The union for the Tube drivers maintains that while the film is a comedy, audiences should recognize that such events are distressing. The film's producers say the issues in the film have been handled "sensitively." Read more here.