The conservative radio host discussed his plans to develop a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company that operates his network TheBlaze, with The Hollywood Reporter in a story published Wednesday. Beck has already purchased a studio facility in Texas and plans to develop three films, as well as an adaptation of his 2008 best-selling book "The Christmas Sweater."
"I bought a movie studio for a reason," Beck told The Hollywood Reporter. "I have every intent of finding great artists who will tell great stories that aren't typical. Everybody thinks they know who I am because of my stint on Fox -- that was two years of my life. I'm much more into culture than I am into politics, and that's where I intend on making my stand."
He also cited director Darren Aronofsky among the risk-taking filmmakers he respects, despite slamming his latest film "Noah" for spreading "dangerous disinformation."