Harvey Weinstein Planning ‘The Senator’s Wife,’ An Anti-NRA, ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington’-Style Film With Meryl Streep

Harvey Weinstein Planning 'The Senator's Wife,' An Anti-NRA, 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'-Style Film With Meryl Streep

While Harvey Weinstein didn’t have such a great morning today, with rising producer Megan Ellison roundly trouncing the awards season veteran with her movies tallying 17 nominations, he’s still likely pleased that the reliable Meryl Streep was once again given a nod, this time for her work in his “August: Osage County.” And now it looks like the pair are lining up their third project together (you forgot about “Music Of The Heart,” didn’t you?), one that will draw no shortage of controversy.

Speaking on “The Howard Stern Show” (via Washington Times/Collider), Weinstein revealed: “I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take [gun rights] head-on. And [the NRA is] going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.” Wow… so what is this project?

Deadline shares that the project is called “The Senator’s Wife” and it will chronicle the NRA’s efforts to defeat legislation introduced following the Aurora and Newtown shootings that would expand background checks on gun buyers. The NRA used a well orchestrated campaign and robocalls to kill the bill, and Harvey wants everyone to see how dirty the tactics President Barack Obama called “intimidation” and “lies” really were.

No word yet on a screenwriter or director, but Harvey sounds fired up and with Streep on board, we’re curious to see who else will want to come along to tell this story.

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Comments

Flu-Bird

And Hitler had Joesph Gobbels as his Minister of Propeganda loyal to the end Weinstein is no different

Jim

Sounds boring. Who cares?

I know I won't watch Propaganda, sounds like watching one of those late night infomercials on Cable…BORING!!!

Stick to simple Entertainment for Entertainments sake please!

Spurwing Plover

I hope his movie bombs big time i hope no one goses into the theaters or buys the crap when comes out on DVD

Jane

You do realize that the movie is not trying to take your guns away, right? No one has actually tried to take your guns, as much as the NRA would like to scare you into thinking that everyone is so anxious to get their hands on your guns. The movie appears to be based on the failed legislation to require background checks on all gun purchase. You know, a totally basic, common sense law, supported by 85% of all Americans. But keep shouting about how everyone is trying to take away your guns. And definitely go buy more, for sure. But oh my gosh…if you buy more, than those scary boogey men who the NRA says are coming to get your guns…well they'll have more guns to take then! Maybe that's the liberal elite of Hollywood's goal then? To make a movie that forces you to buy more guns…only so when they come for your guns…and they are TOTALLY coming for your guns…they'll have more to take? Holy smokes, I think we figured it out!! Good thing the NRA doesn't play on paranoia or anything!!

Kay

Think this story and the possibility of a movie pulling back the curtain on the joke that is the current NRA is making some of the NRA nuts a little nervous…why else respond with such vitriol?

JDX

Dearie me. Al these NRA supporting people really are parodies of themselves. Such anti-Jewish views too, and they have the cheek to say Obama is like Hitler! Someone should tell them that 'irony' isn't something their mom does to press their clothes.

The worry is these people have ready access to guns.

justin

Hey tea baggers…settle down. No one one is going to take your guns.
just go back and beat your wife some more
"1776!" idiots!

Gary Goaziou

The wanna be god Antiochus IV would be proud of this Synagog of Satan worshiper Harvey Weinstein. Hitler would be proud of this POS Jew.

justin

You NRA nuts are all the same….go back watching Walker Texas Ranger shows and support Ted Nugents albums….If Thomas Jefferson could see in the future….it would have been written differently….wake up a bit-most of you are all racists anyways so its not surprising

Fuck Weinstein

What a ignorant jew, as if the Nazi Germany didn't teach these fools a damn thing.

j_wales

I am often amazed that some jewish folks, like Weinstein and most of the jewish folks I know, are often the most vehement advocates of "gun control".

Are they really slow learners? They must be.

Joe

I'll believe he's sincere when he discontinues collecting residuals…

greg

Buy more guns :)

greg

Who does this clown think he is??? Hitler?

Jim

This is actually funny. Here is a question, "What does anti-gun propaganda do?" It causes people (both gun owners and non-gun owners) to go on gun buying sprees. This film will have the exact opposite effect that he wants. It will serve to galvanize an already irritated gun owning public, drum up support in the upcoming elections for pro-gun rights candidates and generally cause hatred for a successful movie producer and an established actress. This is what happens when a petulant, child like adult throws a tantrum. The movie will no doubt win "Hollywood" awards from a dim witted, highly liberal biased voting block. Hitler was big on anti-gun propaganda too. Look how that turned out.

Hank Walker

Does Weinstein even get how stupid he sounds? These guys hypocritical piety has no bounds.

Danial

I just got my conceiled hangun license, and now im gonna join the NRA. in support of how much a communist idiot Weinstein is.

Matt

I just bought an AR15 and 2 pistols to celebrate his new movie,thanks Harvey.

Heather Johnson

What a hypocrite Harvey Weinstein has made some of the most violent films. I refuse to ever see one of his films again or Meryl Streep.
Last time I checked we still have the right to bear arms in the United States.
More people have guns than do not. Why would anyone see a film purely based on propaganda.
What a jerk to want to destroy an organization purely based on their own personal beliefs.
Celebrity's seem to be delusional on how the world works. Just because you are rich and famous does not give you the right to try and take away the freedoms for the rest of Americans. With all Harvey Weinstien's millions he really need to come down from the cloud he is living on.

PatriotGrammy

What a hypocrite. The guy makes millions from films glorifying violence. He's personally responsible for more gun violence than any other person in America.

common sense

Weinstein is an evil; greedy man who only cares about his wallet. He has made most of his money off of some of the most violent films ever made; yet now he tries to protray how bad guns are…and only because he has been paid off by billionaire elitists such as bloomberg and politicians who think their lives are worth more than ours. . ..I am so sick of these rich elitists and their 'do as I say but not as I do' lies…
They remind me of the mafia strong arming our rights away from us. The president and his crony billionaire friends make their laws for all of us as long as they themselves do not have to abide by them.
Bloomberg has armed guards outside his home,
and barrack, or is it barry?, doesn't even walk without being surrounded by armed security 24/7…
yet we shouldn't be allowed to protect ourselves in our homes and vehicles?
Having protection in my car actually saved me from being carjacked by a man with a knife in his hand. This happened after our president went on national news after a man was exonerated by a jury for protecting himself against a thug wearing a hoodie with a criminal record… and insinuated he was on the side of the criminal. It actually emboldens criminals when they hear and see these people saying how they want to leave us defenseless.
Weinstein said himself if 'his people' were ever under attack again he would be out finding a gun in an interview.
It disgusts me the way these greedy movie makers and politicians surround themselves with top security that normal people cannot afford; yet they think our lives are not as important as theirs.
What they are actually doing is showing criminals that law abiding citizens will be sitting ducks for them in their homes and vehicles with no protection. Even the police agree by the time a call goes through dispatch and they find the call for help it is usually too late.
I hope every person trying to take away our rights become the statistic that they are trying to make of us.
If you don't want to protect yourselves that is fine; but do not dictate my rights to me.
Thank God for the NRA and people who defend our Second Amendment rights.
I hope this movie bombs and no one goes to see it. We already know politicians and rich people think their lives are worth more than ours why pay to have it shoved in our faces.

Dirk Diggler

This scumbag Harvey Weinstein has made BILLIONS on films that glorify the illegal use of guns and murder, and has the unmitigated gall to make a film attacking the legitimate advocate of the American citizens right to bear arms, the NRA. I personally have stopped going to movies that provide a living for the hypocritical, leftist, lying sons bitches that propagate the agenda of the Socialist movement! I urge others to try to do the same if you believe in your rights to bear arms, but sadly, many will not for whatever reason. I fully understand many find entertainment from the films in theaters, but to directly or indirectly fund a company or individual that wants to take away your rights given to you by the founding fathers completely boggles the mind! Why?? What is to stop them from making other films that will inevitably take away other rights from us in the future simply because we continue to seek entertainment from those that want to reshape this great country?

The hypocrisy has reached a boiling point for me, and I urge others to re-think their involvement in providing the funding of the Socialist agenda propagated by the Hollywood elite that is going out of their way to take away our rights! Someone out there may have started petitions or boycotts before, if anyone reading this is as outraged as I am and is willing to start something, speak out and I'm with you!

GERARD KENNELLY

so now Obama is in a position to talk about intimidation and lies ?

IT OUT UP

—This from the SAME forces who have 'perception managed' you thru
RED China handover TREASON,
———the resurrection of child labor
———————————defacto SLAVERY
——————-work camps, labor camps, concentration camps,
————————–and ferocious EUGENICS.

The SAME forces who've BURIED without a trace
everything from the Aaron Schwart, Breitbart and Michael Hastings murders,
to the GE Fukishima world DEPOP kickoff op.

The SAME forces who've 'mysteriously overlooked' some 5 decades
of milestone anniversaries for the awesomely relevant —–KOREAN WAR.

LOL!

Steve

Eric and Ed (or should I say Adolf and Heinrich?) go kill yourselves please.

Wildhook

Harvey is nothing more than a fat face worthless hollywood useless F— that has attempted ruining this country. I am a 25 year veteran who has been involved in the last three conflicts in our life time. While I have defended what Fat Face could put on the silver screen with all his violence, I have lived it in reality. I would like to see Harvey as I attempt to pop his head like a pimple while his armed body guards stop me. Back up HYPOCRITE, try to bring down the NRA. In reality you just strengthened them!!!

rjkatz

Let us hope that Harvey leads by example and disarms his own body guards. It would make anything he had on the subject of gun control more credible. In the mean time any sanctimonious film on the NRA may be entertaining but won't change peoples minds about gun ownership. Give it up Harvey!

Warren Gilbert

If he is so against violence why is he making a movie of the Jason Steed series? In book 1, Fledgling Jason Steed, Jason who is 12 has to shoot someone to survive and rescue the prisoners, a great book and will make a great movie, although you wouldn't think that such a gun hating man would make movies like that, but then again he made Kill Bill and Rambo and the Nazi film with Brad Pitt where they scalped people alive.

B.

MOLON LABE.

j nugent

my grand daddy told me one time " a son of a bitch that don't know what he' talking about is liable to say anything" Weinstein is the run of the mill liberal….Hell Harvey..let's trim a bit more fat from the constitution— like the speech, religion, and unreasonable search and seizure shit. people like you is what this country needs to be afraid of.

Double D

Weinstein is an idiot. It's the gun toting individuals like me that help protect his rights to make the movies that he makes millions of dollars from. The NRA will stand strong reguardless of what one hollywood dumbass does. I agree with Ed. Boycott all of these arrogant bastards in hollywood. I haven't been to a movie theatre in about 20 years. I live my life through my eyes not vicariously through the eyes of movie stars and their directors.

Papineau

Harvey, you're about to be given a lesson in how NOT to alienate customers. And using Streep's persona is what we would expect from a hypocrite like you, hiding behind her skirts. I think you will have to learn your lesson the hard way…… at the box office. Didn't you learn anything from the A&E vs Duck Commander snafu a couple of weeks ago?

Ed

It's time to start boycotting these arrogant idiots in Hollywood. This man has no idea what he is talking about. He is another rich powerful Jewish man, similar to many in our government like Chuck Schumer who haven't a clue what their life would be like if we didn't fight to keep our second amendment right. After all, the 2nd guarantees the first amendment which this jackass uses to put violence and filth on our movie screens which is why I do not watch .

ERIC

Hollywood liberals like Weinstein, Walberg, Damon, and many others, are some of the biggest hypocrites around. Here are people who make millions of dollars portraying blood thirsty gun slingers or making movies of gratuitous gun violence , yet they have the acutely irritating audacity to speak out for gun control,some even suggesting that citizens shouldn't even own guns. While they are entitled to it their opinion, is < a grain of salt and no thinking, proud, freedom loving, rational American would take them seriously.

eric

Weinstein is the epitome of the liberal American jew statist hypocrite fool.

Pat

This is the guy who is making FLEDGLING Jason Steed the movie about an 11 year old boy who is left on a desert island and kills 6 people to survive Boer he rescues the marines. How can he on one hand be against violence and then make a movie for young adults based on the YA Novel Fledgling Jason Steed. He also Made the ALex Rider movie Stormbreaker, in that movie 14 year old Alex has a Machine gun and shoots up a museum.

Robbie K.

No living human being has done more to glorify gratuitous, criminal gun violence than Weinstein. No living human being has done more to convince young American men and teens that having guns is off the chain macho and manly.

American gun manufacturers should be required to mail Harvey a royalty check every time one of his movies is shown.

Steve Thornton

Mr. Weinstein,
If you feel so strongly about guns, then we should expect you to no longer promote the gun culture by producing movies that feature gun violence; or does your gun beliefs prostitutes themselves to those movie profits that gun violence will bring to your pockets?

MeMeMe

Another statist fool.

Phil Esteen

Kudos, Mr. Weinstein

Please all the safety precautions imaginable since you are dealing with an organization that funds, supports and lives on the fear of 'murder by firearm.'

You will be fighting the largest, most organized, must heavily funded group of fetishists and fascists on the planet.

benxpete

I like this. I love this.

Enrique

"It will chronicle the efforts of the NRA's efforts to defeat legislation … to expand background checks on guy buyers."

So does this mean the NRA are supproting male prostitution rights now?

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