Originally Posted by X-Maniac
Alternatively, he might mean by that odd phrase 'deal-making aspect' that Halle's appearance isn't a deal-breaker - in other words, it won't make any different to the film if she says yes or no.
It all sounds a bit weird and hard to get a handle on.
I didn't sound weird to me. It sounded like a careful and polite way of saying that he has no plans to put her in it.