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Why does Donald Trump want to sue his own biopic?

The film starring Sebastian Stan (Falcon and the Winter Soldier) was shown last Monday (20) at the Cannes Film Festival

The life of the former president of the United States donald trump became a film. Last Monday, The Apprentice (The Apprenticein free translation), new film by Ali Abbasi (Holy Spider), which tells the story of the man who would become the head of one of the greatest powers in the world, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. However, Trump is not happy with the news and is threatening to sue the biopic.

Former president claims that film contains false information

Campaign communications director Trump to the presidency of the United States, Steven Cheung stated that it will take legal action against “blatantly false claims by these fake filmmakers”. “This rubbish is pure fiction, which sensationalizes lies that have long been debunked”he told AFP [via O Globo].

Among the scenes that would be the target of protests Trump and his team, there is one that shows the businessman having liposuction; another addressing an erectile dysfunction problem of Trump; and a third, considered the most controversial of the work, portraying the alleged rape committed against his ex-wife, Ivanafter she belittled him for becoming “fat and bald”.

The scene is inspired by a statement given by Ivan in 1990, when he was divorcing Trump. At the time, she claimed to have been raped by him. However, a few years later, she denied the incident and said that, in fact, they were good friends.

What do we know about The Apprentice?

Gabriel Shermanauthor of the biography The Loudest Voice in the Room (2014), about the founder of Fox News, Roger Ailesis responsible for the film’s script, which also features Maria Bakalovain Death Death Death (2022), as Ivana Trump; It is Jeremy Strongin Succession (2018-2023), as the lawyer Roy Cohnknown for working alongside Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s in anti-communist government investigations.

Ivan was married to Trump between 1977 and 1990, and they had three children: Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump It is Eric Trump. Already Cohnwho died in 1986 from complications related to AIDS, was a lawyer for Trump for years.

According to the official synopsis of The Apprentice – which references the reality show The Apprenticepresented by donald trump between 2004 and 2015 -, the long story “traces the origins of an American dynasty”. The text also says that the production, with no confirmed release date yet, is “filled with great characters [e] reveals the moral and human cost of a culture defined by winners and losers.”

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Source: Rollingstone

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