Oliver Stone Visits My Lai for New Film

Hollywood director Oliver Stone arrived in Vietnam to research his next film about the Vietnam War, which will focus on the My Lai massacre, local media reported Thursday.

Oliver Stone Visits My Lai for New Film
Stone arrived in the central city of Da Nang on Wednesday afternoon and went straight to the site of the 1968 massacre in Quang Ngai province, where U.S. troops killed more than 300 Vietnamese civilians, including many apparently unarmed women and children, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported.

The incident provoked international outrage and undermined U.S. support for the war.

Stone, a Vietnam veteran and multiple Oscar winner, has produced three previous movies on the Vietnam War, including Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Heaven and Earth.

Stone was accompanied by producer Nicholas Simon, Tuoi Tre reported.

"We came to survey the field as part of the preparations for our new movie project, Pinkville," the newspaper quoted Simon as saying.

Last Mod: 06 Eylül 2007, 14:12
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