It is fairly typical of Hollywood to stick their noses in political business, but one director may be taking it to a new level.
This critically-acclaimed director has starred and directed in many action and western movies, but is now moving his career in a more politically-charged direction and potentially profiting off the terror of innocent victims as a result.
The director is currently working on a movie about a particular ISIS attack in Paris last year, and while the attack was ultimately foiled, it was still a terrorist attack nonetheless.
Movie Director and famed star Clint Eastwood has begun production for a movie based off of the novel ‘The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes.’
While the novel focuses more on the heroic efforts of the three American heroes, it also showcases the violence and loss of life that occurred during the attack, which may be true the direction the movie is headed.
Breitbart News reported:
The book details the true story of three Americans — Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Aleksander Skarlatos, and former U.S. Airman Spencer Stone — and their heroic effort to stop an Ak-47-wielding attacker.
The foiled attack became the subject of much media attention as Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone become international heroes for their efforts to stop terrorist Ayoub el-Khazzani.
Many are promoting the movie as a showcase of American heroism, rather than a movie based around the horrors the Islamic State committed.
And while any act of American heroism should be praised, a movie about ISIS may not be the best light in which to do it.
The authors of the book interviewed with Breitbart News in 2016 and explained their motivations behind the book and movie:
Sadler and Skarlatos appeared on Breitbart News Daily last November to discuss their book.
“The narrative is often, ‘Oh, yeah, the military is why these guys were able to do that,’ but I think the book portrays us as just the three regular friends, twenty-something friends that we were, and that we were just put in an extraordinary situation,” Sadler said. “The circumstances just kind of fell into place where we were able to act and not only save ourselves, but everybody else.”
It’s just made me kind of, I guess, a little bit more worldly and appreciative of the United States because, I mean, honestly, Europe is going through a lot of issues right now, especially France, and I guess it’s just made me appreciate what I have here more because the rest of the world has it a lot rougher than we do, in a lot of ways,” Skarlatos added.
While the authors of the book may have more leeway in promoting the book due to their actual involvement in the foiling of the attack, Eastwood is simply another outspoken celebrity who is involved in the political spectrum.
In 2012, Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican Convention and delivered his infamous “Empty Chair Speech” at President Barack Obama.
Though he is a self-proclaimed Republican, Eastwood did not openly endorse President Trump like he did for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.
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