Opponents of the law say the law is designed to influence the voting of minorities
Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua withdrew from Georgia’s escaped slave drama “Liberation” because of the recently passed state election law that restricted voting rights.
This film is the largest and most famous Hollywood film introduced since the Republican-controlled state legislature passed a law that introduced stricter voter identification requirements to submit absentee ballots, limited the number of ballot boxes, and gave state elections New powers of the committee. Intervene in the power of county election offices and remove and replace local electoral authorities. Opponents of the law say that the law is designed to influence the voting of minorities.
Smith and Fuqua, the producers of the project, said in a joint statement that they feel committed to withdrawing oil from Georgia.
Smith and Fuqua said: “We cannot provide clear conscientious financial support to the government that passed the return to electoral law aimed at restricting the entry of voters.” “Georgia’s new election law reminds people of the end of the reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. And the election barriers passed.”
“Liberation” will start filming in June. According to reports, Apple Studios bought the movie for $130 million last year. According to the true story, the movie played Smith as a slave who escaped from a plantation in Louisiana and joined the coalition army.
Hollywood’s response to Georgia’s laws is closely watched because the state is a major center for film production and has generous tax incentives. Some filmmakers have stated that they will boycott the law, including “Ford v. Ferrari (“Confrontation Impossible”) James Mangold. But the older studios are mostly quiet. In 2019 , Georgia’s anti-abortion law (which was eventually declared unconstitutional) led studios to threaten to stop producing films in the state.