Oscar-winning American director Oliver Stone making film about Vladimir Putin

Oscar-winning American director Oliver Stone making film about Vladimir Putin
Scene from Scarface (1983, dir. Brian De Palma)

2 August 2016

Acclaimed American filmmaker Oliver Stone has begun filming for his movie about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to numerous reports in the Russian media, Stone will make a full blown documentary about Putin. He has reportedly gained special permission for the project, which he announced two years ago, and is now accompanying the president to a number of events in order to learn more about him.

Russian news site Life.ru noted that the director accompanied Putin to a performance at Moscow’s Et Cetera Theatre in 2015, as well as to this year’s Victory Day parade in the Russian capital.

Oliver Stone is an Oscar-winning American director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his work as a screenwriter on such films as Midnight Express (1978, dir. Alan Parker) and Scarface (1983, dir. Brian De Palma), and his work as director and writer of the war drama Platoon (1986), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. He has also made a number of documentaries on high-level political figures, and has recently been in the spotlight for voicing his support for Putin.

Source: Life.ru (in Russian)