Danny Glover discusses the problems in raising money for the forthcoming film on Haiti’s revolutionary hero, Toussaint-Louverture…
Producers said ‘It’s a nice project, a great project… where are the white heroes?'” he told AFP during a stay in Paris this month for a seminar on film.
“I couldn’t get the money here, I couldn’t get the money in Britain. I went to everybody. You wouldn’t believe the number of producers based in Europe, and in the States, that I went to,” he said.
“The first question you get, is ‘Is it a black film?’ All of them agree, it’s not going to do good in Europe, it’s not going to do good in Japan.
“Somebody has to prove that to be a lie!”, he said. “Maybe I’ll have the chance to prove it.”
Don Cheadle, Mos Def, Wesley Snipes and Angela Bassett are to star in the film which is being made in Venezuela – still would have been great to have some Haitians star in the film Danny? Maybe they are going to be flown over to Venezuela as extras?