Producer Pulls Out of Rose Byrne Film About Christchurch Mosque Attacks After Criticism

Producer Pulls Out of Rose Byrne Film About Christchurch Mosque Attacks After Criticism
A producer on the film “They Are Us,” which is meant to star Rose Byrne as New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, has pulled out of the project after the film was widely criticized in New Zealand and by Ardern herself.

They Are Us” is being written and directed by Andrew Niccol and focuses on Ardern in the aftermath of a 2019 terrorist attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that left 51 people dead and another 49 injured. The project was announced last week and is meant to be presented to buyers at the Cannes Virtual Film Market.

The film has been widely criticized during the past week, with many people saying the story is coming too soon or assuming that it focuses on the white prime minister instead of the Muslim victims affected. A Change.org petition calling for the film to be shut down has drawn over 63,000 signatures,
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