Major Hollywood Producer Vows to Make the NRA ‘Wish They Weren’t Alive’ With Upcoming ‘Big Movie’
Jan. 15, 2014 10:07pm Jason Howerton
Big-time movie producer Harvey Weinstein revealed Wednesday that he is making an anti-gun movie with actress Meryl Streep that is going to make the National Rifle Association “wish they weren’t alive.”
During an interview with Howard Stern on his radio show, Weinstein said the new full feature drama will take the NRA “head on.” He also said he’s never owned a gun and never will.
“I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it. I think the NRA is a disaster area,” Weinstein said.
Major Hollywood Producer Vows to Make the NRA Wish They Werent Alive With Upcoming Movie
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Harvey Weinstein attends the August: Osage County drinks & screening at Soho Hotel on December 21, 2013 in London, England. Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company
After first telling Stern that he shouldn’t reveal too much about his secretive film, the producer spilled the beans.
“I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this issue head on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them,” he added, referring to the NRA.
Weinstein said the film is not a documentary and will be a “big movie like a ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’” The Hollywood heavyweight was clear that he wants to scare people enough so that they don’t want to be involved with guns.
When Stern challenged his anti-gun logic, Weinstein argued that he would “find a gun” if something like the Holocaust were to happen and his “people” were being marched into Auschwitz.
However, as the Washington Times’ Emily Miller points out: “Mr. Weinstein has been watching too many movies if he thinks the good guys find fully-loaded firearms in convenient locations to use only when necessary.”
Miller also notes that the chairman of the Weinstein Company is one of President Barack Obama’s biggest fundraisers.
Listen to Weinstein’s interview with Howard Stern via YouTube (Strong language warning; relevant portion starts at about 51:00):