7/7 Victims' Families Call For Film Boycott

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 101 months ago
7/7 Victims' Families Call For Film Boycott

0605_fourlions.jpg Chris Morris can't have wished for better publicity: he has upset the Shatner's bassoons of the July 2005 victims' families, who are urging cinemas not to screen his new film, Four Lions, arguing that the tragedy is "too raw" for a satirical take on suicide bombing. One bereaved parent accused the filmmakers, who call their movie the "Dad's Army side to terrorism", of being "morally bankrupt". At the film's UK premiere earlier this year, Morris professed that he doesn't set out to cause controversy, describing it as the "most boring thing you can do"; his professional career, in which he has been given the tabloid-heavy soubriquet of "Britain's most hated man", would suggest otherwise. Four Lions is in cinemas May 7th.

Last Updated 06 May 2010