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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 11:36am
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has gun rights advocates in his sights. The Hollywood mogul says he's working on a movie that will take down the NRA. Weinstein made the stunning announcement in a radio interview with Howard Stern and as Pamela Brown tells us, he says he already has one of Hollywood's most respected actresses on board for the film.
Harvey Weinstein is one of Hollywood's powerhouse film makers, known for producing Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained and Rambo.
Now, he's taking direct aim at America's most powerful lobby, the NRA, Harvey Weinstein, "They're going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with 'em."
Weinstein has long been a supporter for stricter gun control, expressing his hatred for firearms in an interview with Howard Stern.
Howard Stern: "Do you own a gun?"
Harvey Weinstein: "No."
Howard Stern: "You don't have any guns?"
Harvey Weinstein: "I never want to have a gun. I don't think we need guns in this country. And I hate it. And I think the NRA is a disaster area."
Weinstein told Stern he's taking his fight all the way to the big screen, and he's bringing in the big guns, "I'm gonna actually make a movie. I shouldn't say this, but I'll tell it to you, Howard. I'm gonna make a movie with Meryl Streep and we're gonna take this issue head-on."
Emily Miller, Senior Opinion Ed., The Washington Times, "He's made all of this money off of these violent films, and now he's blaming guns for the violence. And he's blaming the NRA for the violence. And now he's going to make another multi-million dollar film with Meryl Streep."
According to Politico, the yet-to-be named film will reportedly be based in Washington.
The plot, revolving around the powerful influence the NRA wielded to defeat a gun control bill in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
Howard Stern: "A documentary type thing?"
Harvey Weinstein: "Nope. A big movie."
Howard Stern: "A big movie?"
Harvey Weinstein: "Like a 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'"
Howard Stern: "That will move people to perhaps rethink the whole gun situation."
Harvey Weinstein: "Those guns stocks, whew, I don't want to be involved in that stuff. It's going to be like crash and burn."
Howard Stern: "Really? You really envision this?"
Harvey Weinstein: "Oh, yeah."
Emily Miller, "The problem is he's got five million law-abiding good Americans who are members of the NRA, who are doing nothing but defending themselves and their families, who he thinks he's going to persuade to suddenly hate their own group."
The NRA told CNN it has no official comment at this time.
Meryl Streep's reps haven't responded to requests for comment on her possible role in the project.