The Next Oliver Stone movie, Ahmadinejad

Now, this is shocking.

Iranian President, Ahmadinejad gives approval for Oliver Stone to create bio picture about him.

Quote from Hollywood.com

Reports suggested Ahmadinejad was unhappy with the idea of theĀ Platoon director turning his life into a film after his country’s film officials called Stone “part of the Great Satan.”

But on Tuesday, the Iranian leader explained he had no objection in principle if the Oscar-winner wanted to make a film about him.

Ahmadinejad told a news conference, “I have no objection, generally speaking, but they have to let me know what are the frameworks. They should talk to my colleagues.”

or from Guardian.co.uk.

Quizzed about Stone’s desire to make a documentary about his life, Mr Ahmadinejad said: “I have no objection, generally speaking.” Stone has a history of documentaries on American figures of hate. In 2003 he made a film on Fidel Castro which was praised on the left for debunking the myth of a Cuban monster and condemned by the right for soft soaping him.

That Mr Ahmadinejad should have no objections to being the next subject of a Stone documentary comes as a surprise, as the last word heard on the matter was a rejection. Last month the Iranian president’s media adviser said Mr Ahmadinejad was against the movie.

“It is right that this person [Stone] is considered part of the opposition in the US, but opposition in the US is a part of the great satan. We believe that the American cinema lacks culture and art,” he said.

While now US and Iran is not in that good relationship, that is a brave step for Oliver Stone.

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