Weinstein Says He's Making an Anti-NRA Drama with Meryl Streep

January 16, 2014

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Having taken on thugs of the schoolyard with Bully, Harven Weinstein is now ready to take on an even more intimidating foe: the well-armed gang known as the National Rifle Association. Speaking to Howard Stern yesterday, The Weinstein Company's vastly more-outspoken half reportedly called the NRA "a disaster area," saying, "they are going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them."

"I don't think we need guns in this country, and I hate it," Weinstein continued, and it seems he has his own, undeniably-powerful weapon to fight back: Meryl Streep. Without going into details, he said he's developing not a documentary but "a big movie like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," only now it would be Meryl Streep going to Washington. Time will tell if a film where Streep addresses congress can make a more convincing argument than the film where a guy in the audience gets shot to death for texting.

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