Director Spike Lee axes agent after film flop

Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:19am EDT

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

Director Spike Lee attends the ''Miracle at St. Anna'' news conference at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival September 7, 2008.

Credit: Reuters/ Mike Cassese

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.

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.

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