• ‘Green Book' Co-Writer Nick Vallelonga Apologizes For 2015 Tweet As Participant Media Condemns Original Missive

    5 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Green Book co-writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a volatile tweet that surfaced last night. Vallelonga, whose father Tony Lip is the role played in the film by Viggo Mortensen, wasn't reachable last night to answer why he posted a tweet embracing a debunked Donald Trump message that Muslims were seen on New Jersey rooftops celebrating the terror attacks on 9/11.
    Participant Media, which produced and co-financed the film, also weighed in in no uncertain terms: “We...
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  • ‘Green Book' Writer Apologizes for 2015 Anti-Muslim 9/11 Tweet: ‘I Will Do Better'

    5 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    “Green Book” writer and producer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a 2015 anti-Muslim tweet that resurfaced after his Golden Globe win on Sunday, vowing to “do better.”
    “I want to apologize,” Vallelonga said in statement provided to TheWrap. “I spent my life trying to bring this story of overcoming differences and finding common ground to the screen, and I am incredibly sorry to everyone associated with ‘Green Book.'”
    The statement continued: “I especially deeply apologize to the brilliant and kind Mahershala Ali, and all member of the Muslim faith, for the hurt I have caused. I am also...
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