Deadline Hollywood reports:
Monica Levinson, producer of Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, said the film’s infamous Rudy Giuliani scene was even more harrowing for the filmmakers after the former mayor left the hotel room.
The film features a scene in which Giuliani goes to the hotel bedroom with Maria Bakalova after an interview, appearing to expect sexual relations. Giuliani has denied that’s what he was doing.
“He claimed we were trying to extort him at the time, which we didn’t ask for anything,” Levinson said at a Producers Guild of America panel on Saturday. “He called all of his New York City cops and said extortion, which was a federal crime.”
Read the full article. Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm has been nominated for two Oscars. Best adapted screenplay and best supporting actress.
‘Borat’ Producer Says Giuliani Tried To Have Crew Arrested – Producers Guild Panel https://t.co/wzd1OUZQYD
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