Osama films: Hollywood terrified of inciting further hatred

Against the backdrop of violent protests across the Muslim world against an anti-Islam film, Hollywood is terrified of inciting further retribution against America over a slew of new films depicting the mission to kill al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

Two films on the subject have finished shooting and are scheduled for release before Christmas, with a third awaiting the go-ahead, Daily Express reported today.

It said that all these movies are under scrutiny in the wake of protests against the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' across the Muslim world and the killing of US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, in an attack on the American mission in Benghazi.

The paper said that at least one fearful studio has asked an Islamic cleric to "vet" its script, while senior executives at another have entered into intense briefing sessions with Department of State officials to minimise or expunge any content that could be deemed offensive.

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