Actor Danny Glover slams Hollywood producers as racist

August 20th, 2008 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS  

New York, Aug 19 (IANS) Hollywood actor Danny Glover has alleged that Hollywood studio bosses are racist after he failed to secure financial aid for a biopic of revolutionary Haitian leader Toussaint L’Ouverture.According to the New York Post, Glover’s project has yet to move forward due to financial woes despite Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offering half of the $36 million budget to finance the film, reports

Glover was reportedly banking on the other $18 million from a distributor, but claims he faced rejection from financiers unsure of producing a film based on L’Ouverture, who helped to abolish slavery in Haiti in the late 1700s.

“Producers said it is a nice project. A great project in fact, but where are the white heroes?” Glover recently told a Paris film seminar, reports the Pan-African Newswire.

He added: “I couldn’t get the money here. I couldn’t get the money in Britain. I went to everybody. The first question you get is: Is it a black film? All of them agree, it is not going to do good in Europe, it is not going to do good in Japan. Somebody has to prove that to be a lie”.

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