The Weinsteins are at war with the MPAA again. Their upcoming release, “Philomena,” which stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, was recently slapped with an R rating due to the MPAA ruling that it consists of more than one “harsher, sexually-derived word” used as an expletive.
The Weinstein Company argues that based on the film’s subject matter, which concerns the unlikely duo of a journalist and ex-nun in the search for her long-lost son, “Philomena” ought to be granted with the more family-friendly PG-13. To support their distributor’s crusade, Dench and Coogan appear in a new video for “Funny or Die,” that plays on the former’s role as “M” in the James Bond series. Watch below.