To Iran, He’s Just Another Devil
Posted on Jul 3, 2007
Plans by director Oliver Stone to make a film focusing on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have met with opposition from the Iranian government, which, according to a spokesperson, considers Stone’s movies to be “part of the ‘Great Satan.’ ”
Ahmadinejad’s media advisor, Mehdi Kalhor, said that Stone had requested to make a film about Ahmadinejad which was however rejected by the president.
“We have already seen his documentaries - even though Stone is considered a member of the opposition group in the US, it is still part of the Great Satan,” he said.
Thanks, but no thanks: Oliver Stone may be back to the drawing board (or may have to up the ante) after his request to film Iran’s president was denied.