Harvey Weinstein To Film A NRA Takedown Movie?

    January 15, 2014
    Meaghan Ellis
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It seems noteworthy film studio executive Harvey Weinstein definitely feels some type of way about guns. At least that’s the way his sentiments came across during his recent interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show earlier today.

The hour-long interview started out as any other. The Miramax Films’ co-founder shared details about one of his upcoming projects that he’s looking forward to filming. He revealed that the upcoming Judy Garland biopic Get Happy, starring Anne Hathaway, will likely begin production in the coming months. Weinstein lauded the Les Miserables actress exclaiming that there are no other contenders for the starring role as far as he is concerned.

“There’s no testing,” Weinstein said of casting Hathaway for the role. “She sung like Judy Garland for me, she sings beautifully, she has that look … I think that’ll be a good movie.”

However, the interview took an interesting turn when Weinstein mentioned yet another project in the preliminary stages of development. According to MTV, the Academy Award-winning producer unveiled the concept of a collaborative effort in the works between he and veteran actress Meryl Streep.

As Weinstein shared glints of the project’s basis, it was quite evident that the body of work would express his opposing views of the National Rifle Association. Its actually safe to say the NRA, which promotes firearm ownership and competency, gets absolutely no acclamation from Weinstein. As a matter of fact, the man hates guns, and had no qualms about explaining why.

“I don’t think we need guns in this country and I hate it, and I think that the NRA is a disaster area.” Then, although he admitted that he “shouldn’t say this,” he went on to further explain the details of the collaborative film with Streep.

“I’m gonna make a movie with Meryl Streep and we’re gonna take this issue head on,” he said. “They’re gonna wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.” Weinstein explained that the film would exhibit similar comparisons to the 1939 film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The critically acclaimed political comedy-drama film, which features one man’s plight to stand boldly against political corruption, is quite similar to Weinstein’s views of the NRA.

Although he only gave a gist of the film’s details, the critical response to it will be quite intriguing.

Image via Wikimedia Commons | Harvey Weinstein

  • Sean

    It’s funny that a country born from rebellion and freedom has people who seem like they would be more comfortable living under the crown. Hopefully England’s immigration laws are as lax as those in the US and those folks can just take a boat on over.

    • CB

      He also said he wanted to do a project of Mila 18, a book written by Leon Uris about the 1943 uprising in the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw resisting the Nazi movement of Jews from Warsaw to the Treblinka Extermination Camp. Uh, that would be the ARMED, as in Molotov cocktails, grenades and, OH MY Goodness, GUNS, Jewish Uprising. And they were begging for more weapons from the Polish Resistance. Even poorly armed, the only way the Germans could overcome them was to burn the Ghetto down block by block. (Look up Jewish Ghetto, Warsaw)
      There is an adage about fools who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Seems this fool Weinstein has learned nothing about history.

  • covington.13

    Keep in mind that this is the same Harvey Weinstein that produced the pedophile suggestive movie “Kids” and publicly protested director Roman Polanski’s arrest for drugging and sodomizing a thirteen year old child.

  • Southsider1

    Good for Weinstein and America. This country has way too many guns in irresponsible people’s hands thanks to terrorist organizations like the NRA.

  • wctriumph

    If this guy is so smart, why is he going to make a movie that will not make any money. I mean, that is why he makes movies, right? Good luck getting this off the ground.

  • GL

    He stated in another article about this project that “if I had seen my fellow people being herded off to die (holocaust) and I had a gun I would have used it”. So guns are only useful to him for his own personal purposes. So everyone else can ‘suck it up’ !! What a piece of crap !!


    This from compromised, vetted, ‘on board’, Globalist MAFIA run, franchise slum Hollywood?

  • http://yahoo Douglas

    I have never met this man but something tells me he probably smells bad like way to much Polo, he has gas, is a heavy breather and has always alittle bit of druel on his chin.