Harvey Weinstein Wants To Film NRA Takedown Flick With Meryl Streep

Top Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein hinted Wednesday at plans to film a movie with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep that snipes at the National Rifle Association and makes the gun rights organization “wish they weren’t alive.”

Weinstein dropped the hint on “The Howard Stern Show,” when asked about wanting to transition to directing. He brought up the issue of gun ownership while discussing a film adaptation he’s been planning of a novel about a Holocaust uprising.

“I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it,” Weinstein said. “And I think the NRA is a disaster area.”

“I’m gonna actually make a movie–I shouldn’t say this but I’ll tell it to you Howard–I’m gonna make a movie with Meryl Streep and we’re gonna take this issue head on,” he continued. “They’re gonna wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”

Weinstein was confident it would be a big picture, on a level with “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.” So big, he said, that it would cause gun stocks to “crash and burn.”

Listen below, at about the 51:00 mark:

h/t Mediaite

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