Film-Makers Rush To Change Suicide Bomb Comedy
The producers of an upcoming black comedy about terrorists starring HUGH GRANT, WILLEM DAFOE and DENNIS QUAID are considering whether to proceed or not following the London bombings earlier this month (07JUL05).
Producers PAUL and CHRIS WEITZ fear their satirical film AMERICAN DREAMZ, based on a fictional Pakistani terror group, will now be too close to reality.
The lead screen terrorist was set to be called OMAR - which is also the name of one of the real-life bombing suspects, YASIN HASSAN OMAR, who is currently being questioned by police in the British capital.
A member of the production team says, "Obviously we're extremely concerned about the sensitivities everyone has towards terrorism, especially in London."31/07/2005 02:22