Having seen Sleight of Hand
on Broadway, I can tell you that whatever promise he showed in Agnes of God
is well and truly gone. Of all the bombs I've seen, Sleight of Hand
was the absolute worst, bad and shockingly so. The only good thing to emerge from that debacle was the poster. I've recently learned that Pielmeier completed his Exorcist
adaptation (which, I concede, is based on the book and not the film, so expecting the same animal is rough going) in 10 days. If the results are anything like his recent work, then pardon my
pun, but the show's already gone to hell in a handbasket.