Add Harvey and Bob Weinstein to the chorus of Hollywood voices speaking out against a pending bill in Georgia that would permit faith-based groups and organizations in the state to discriminate based on sexuality. Disney said that it would take its business elsewhere if Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs into law, and Time Warner urged lawmakers to intercede.
Weinstein didn’t mince words, and the company said that plans to shoot the Richard Pryor film there will change if the bill is signed into law. Per his spokesman: “The Weinstein Company will not stand behind sanctioning the discrimination of LGBT people or any American. We have plans in place to begin filming Lee Daniels’ new film in Georgia later this year, but will move the production if this unlawful bill is enacted. We hope Governor Deal will veto bill HB 757 and not allow sanctioned bigotry to become law in Georgia.”
Daniels is in preproduction on Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said, which stars Mike Epps as Pryor, and also stars Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson and Eddie Murphy.