Alec Baldwin’s new memoir Nevertheless contains some jaw-dropping revelations, including his recollection of overdosing on cocaine while filming “Knot’s Landing” back in the 1980s and claiming that Harrison Ford stabbed him in the back by stealing the role of Jack Ryan from him.
However, one of the book’s revelations involves actress Nikki Reed, with whom he co-starred in the 2006 indie film “Mini’s First Time”. In the film, Baldwin and Reed play a stepfather and stepdaughter who embark on a steamy affair. Reed, however, was underage at the time the movie was shot, a fact that Baldwin claims not to have known.
“I was forty-seven, and it never occurred to me to ask how old Nikki Reed was,” he writes in Nevertheless. “When I found out, just as we finished, that she was seventeen, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different.”
A good story to be sure, but according to one of the film’s producers, not a true one. Dana Brunetti has produced such films as “The Social Network”, “Captain Phillips” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”, and was one of the producers on “Mini’s First Time”. He tells a very different story in a series of tweets refuting Baldwin’s claim that he didn’t know Reed’s age, insisting Baldwin never “flipped out on the producers.”
Director Nick Guthe backs up Brunetti’s account, unleashing a few tweets of his own:
It didn’t take Baldwin long to respond to Brunetti, leading to the eruption of a vicious Twitter feud as the actor and the producer traded insults and threats in the Twitter equivalent of a WWE cage match.
Buckle up, because here is the downright nasty, utterly vicious Twitter exchange in all its ragged glory: