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Godfather Producer Joins D'Souza for Next Film

By Melissa Clyne   |   Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 09:19 AM

Academy Award-winning producer Gray Fredrickson has been tapped to co-produce the followup to the hugely popular documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fredrickson — who won film's most prestigious award for "The Godfather Part II" — will team with Best Picture Oscar winner Gerald Molen ("Schindler’s List") to make the film "America," based on the 2002 book, "What’s So Great About America?" by best-selling conservative author Dinesh D’Souza.

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D’Souza, a former Enterprise Institute fellow and New York Times best-selling author, also penned "The Root of Obama’s Rage," the source for "2016," in which he characterized the president as “a more dangerous man than you’d ever imagined.”

“He is not motivated by the civil rights struggles of African Americans in the 1960s – those battles leave him wholly untouched, wrote D’Souza, himself an Indian immigrant. “He is not motivated by the socialist or Marxist propaganda that hypnotized a whole generation of wooly-minded academics and condescending liberals – those concepts leave him cold.

"What really motivated Barack Obama is an inherited rage – an often masked, but profound rage that comes from his African father; an anticolonialist rage against Western dominance, and most especially against the wealth and power of the very nation Barack Obama now leads.”

Respected conservative scholars, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, hailed the book as “profound” and “insightful.”

"2016: Obama’s America," released in 2012, grossed $33.4 million domestically, more than any other political documentary except Michael Moore’s 2004 film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

D’Souza painted "in ominous terms the president’s conciliatory 2009 speech in Cairo and envisions a foreboding future in which the Middle East becomes a 'United States of Islam,'" The New York Times reported in its August 2012 review.

D’Souza starred, co-wrote and co-directed "2016" and is expected to do the same for America, which will make the case that the United States stacks up well when compared against the rest of the world.

Frederickson, whose credits also include Apocalypse Now and The Outsiders, is undeterred by Hollywood’s reputation for being left of center politically.

“Hollywood consists of a small number of liberals, a huge number of people who pretend to be liberal to please that small group of liberals, and conservatives who used to be bullied but now are increasingly coming out of the closet,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

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