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Actor and singer Robert Davi felt like ‘Network’ protagonist Howard Beale when he heard about the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, the director of the upcoming ‘My Son Hunter’ movie told ” Jesse Watters Primetime”.
Davi, who played James Bond villain Franz Sanchez in 1989’s ‘License to Kill’ and also starred in ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Die Hard’, said the allegations against the young Biden also deserve cinematic treatment.
Davi said documentarians Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney approached him in 2021 with the script and asked him to direct the production.
“They had seen a movie that I had done… ‘The Dukes’ – which I had done many years ago that had won about 10 awards and they were waiting to do something about it,” he said.
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“And it fell into my hands. And I was frustrated, like all of America watching this Biden story: the laptop story being buried, continually buried — except for people like [host Jesse Watters] who got him going. So when it came into my hands, I was like Peter Finch on ‘Network’ – I’m crazy as hell and I’m not going to put up with it anymore, like Americans are.”
Davi said the film, like many other projects by the Irish-American documentarians behind it, was funded through crowdsourcing.
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During the interview, he praised the cast, which includes British actor Laurence Fox in the lead role of Hunter Biden.
Fox has come under fire in his home country for his criticisms of “woke” culture and government coronavirus restrictions.
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Davi called Fox a “great English actor” and lamented that his aforementioned views had “set him down a bit in England”.
Former ‘Star Wars: Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano is also featured in ‘My Son Hunter’ as a Secret Service agent, while ‘Dynasty’ star John James plays President Biden.
The film develops through the eyes of a 23-year-old stripper who “bonds with Hunter,” Davi said.
“[She] doesn’t know who he is to begin with, and now we uncover the story – and she finds out about the corruption with the Chinese, with the Ukrainians, with the Russians. It’s a pretty great story. And there’s a lot of humor and heart in it,” he said, adding that he handles first son’s alleged drug abuse with relish – Davi revealing he experienced addiction within his own family.
“I also wanted to humanize the relationship between father and son, while showing the corruption and the underside, the psychology behind the codependency that Hunter had with his father, as well as with drugs.”
The film will be released on September 7.