Actors Claim They Were Duped in Anti-Muslim Movie

Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 08:06 AM

By Martin Gould

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The cast of the movie that allegedly sparked the riots that claimed the life of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens claim they were duped by the director, and had no idea that it would be anti-Islamic.

Their lines were dubbed and they were “grossly misled,” they said in a statement issued the day after attackers killed Stevens and three other Americans in Libya.

“We are 100 percent not behind the film,” the actors, who say they thought they were acting in a movie to be called “Desert Warrior.”

One actress, Cindy Lee Garcia, who had a small role as a woman whose young daughter was given to Muhammad to marry, told the website Gawker that the script she was given had no mention of the prophet.

“It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago," she said. "It wasn't based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn't anything about Muhammad or Muslims or anything."

She says the main character in the movie — which was released under the name “Muslim Innocence” — was called “Master George” and the name “Muhammad” was dubbed after shooting was completed.

Garcia claims that her line, “Is your God a child molester?” was changed in post-production to “Is Muhammad a child molester?”

Commenters on the site who have seen the movie’s trailer said they wondered why actor’s mouths appear not to move in synch with the words on the screen.

Garcia also said that the movie’s director, who claims to be an Israel-American real estate developer called Sam Bacile, told her he is Egyptian. She said he spoke Arabic on set.

In a statement, a group claiming to represent the “entire cast and crew” slammed the movie, saying they are “extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer.”

“We are 100 percent not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic re-writes of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred,” the statement said.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

School Cancels 'Nutcracker' Trip, Quickly Reverses

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 23:14 PM

A Massachusetts school has reversed its plan to cancel its annual trip to see The Nutcracker over parental concerns th . . .

Texas Army Base on Lockdown After Suspicious Vehicle Found

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 21:58 PM

A lockdown was ordered at a U.S. Army base in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday evening in what a military spokesman describ . . .

Man Who Ambushed Cops Had Anti-Government Beliefs

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 18:36 PM

A Florida man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held anti-government, anti-establishmen . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved