Joe Eszterhas is no stranger to conflict with authority figures in Hollywood. In April this year the screenwriter of Flashdance, Basic Instinct and Showgirls had a very public fall-out with Mel Gibson, who had commissioned Eszterhas to write his upcoming epic The Maccabees. Eszterhas, a committed Catholic, accused Gibson's film of being anti-Semitic, one thing led to another, and you can read what happened here.
If you're a fan of Eszterhas, why not check out my review of Basic Instinct here? Alternatively, if you're waiting patiently for my remaining Star Wars reviews, I advise you to check out Jagged Edge. Not only it is a pretty good courtroom thriller, but it was directed by Richard Marquand - the same man who directed Return of the Jedi.