Who Was Behind the Muhammad Movie?

(Gawker) Adrian Chen - The actors who appeared in the Muhammed movie which sparked deadly protests in Libya and Egypt had no idea they were starring in anti-Islam propaganda, believing they were appearing in a film about the life of a generic Egyptian 2,000 years ago. Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress from Bakersfield, Calif., said the script she was given was titled "Desert Warriors." "It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago," Garcia said. "It wasn't based on anything to do with religion....There wasn't anything about Muhammad or Muslims or anything." In the script and during the shooting, the leading character was called "Master George," Garcia said. The word "Muhammad" was dubbed over in post-production, as were essentially all other offensive references to Islam and Muhammad. Garcia said the film's writer and director, "Sam Bacile," told her he was Egyptian, and she saw him speaking Arabic with other men on the set.

2012-09-13 00:00:00

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