April 20, 2007 / 7:22 AM / 11 years ago

Oliver Stone rolling with new ad against war

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Filmmaker Oliver Stone will direct a TV commercial questioning the Bush administration’s military strategy in Iraq.

Director Oliver Stone attends the opening of the Billy Wilder theater at the Hammer museum in Los Angeles December 3, 2006. Stone will direct a TV commercial questioning the Bush administration's military strategy in Iraq. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The Oscar-winning Vietnam veteran was hired by activist groups MoveOn.org and VoteVets.org to shoot a 30-second spot derived from video of U.S. soldiers and their family members speaking out against the war. Members of MoveOn will select one of 20 video interviews on its site, as well as on YouTube, for Stone to turn into a commercial.

“We have leaders in Washington who say they’re ‘supporting our troops’ — but the people who suffer most from their policies are the troops themselves,” Stone said. “I decided to participate in this project because, as a veteran, I know that America needs to listen to our servicemen and women.”

The videos under consideration can be viewed at www.pol.moveon.org/videovets. The commercial is expected to air in the coming weeks.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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