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Harvey Weinstein planning anti-gun movie with Meryl Streep

In the wake of another school shooting in the States earlier this week, Harvey Weinstein has revealed he is planning an anti-gun film with Meryl Streep.

The film will not be a documentary, but a big studio picture with a strong anti-gun message, with Weinstein planning for audiences to leave the theatre thinking, “gun stocks… I don’t want to be involved in that stuff.”

“I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take [ gun rights ] head-on,” said Weinstein, a man notorious for speaking his mind, on The Howard Stern Show .

“[ The NRA is ] going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them,” he continued, before comparing his film to Jimmy Stewart classic Mr. Smith Goes To Washington .

No details have emerged as yet in terms of scheduling, but just the prospect of Weinstein and Streep teaming up for an issue-lead movie is a formidable one. Watch this space…

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.