Alec Baldwin's directorial debut on Starz
After a five-year wait, you can finally see the first feature film directed by Alec Baldwin -- on television. In 2001, Baldwin directed The Devil and Daniel Webster, an update of the 1941 film. In Baldwin's version, Daniel Webster (Baldwin) is a writer who sells his soul to the Devil (Jennifer Love Hewitt) in exchange for fame and fortune. Anthony Hopkins also stars in the film.
According to Baldwin, the film, now titled Shortcut to Happiness, was never released in theaters because some of his investors were being investigated for bank fraud. The FBI seized the film, but it eventually wound up back in the hands of producer Bob Yari and will make its debut on Starz on Demand with Baldwin no longer credited as director. If you want to see the film for some reason, it's being packaged along with The Illusionist and Find Me Guilty, so look for it when those two films hit Starz on Demand.
[via Dark Horizons]