May 23, 2006

"Rumours that I am directing a film about the 2002 coup in Venezuela are untrue and unfounded."

The other day, when Chavez announced Oliver Stone would direct a film about the 2002 April Crisis, my first reaction "well, the guy is the perfect choice - Hollywoodizing a jumble fact and fiction for obscure political purposes is what he's all about...Chavez'll love it..."

But then, Stone has been moving towards the more conventional gringo-jingoistic pap that sells at the box office, so maybe this one's not so surprising after all:
Oliver Stone has denied been linked with a movie depicting the 2002 coup in Venezuela, in spite of an announcement by President Hugo Chavez.

Sheesh...where does he get this stuff?