(Video) George Lucas: Hollywood didn’t want to fund ‘Red Tails’ because of its black cast

January 10, 2012

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George Lucas: Hollywood Didn’t Want To Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because Of Its Black Cast

Huffington Post

In an appearance on The Daily Show last night, George Lucas said that he had trouble getting funding for his new movie, “Red Tails,” because of its black cast.

“This has been held up for release since 1942 since it was shot, I’ve been trying to get released ever since,” Lucas told Jon Stewart. “It’s because it’s an all-black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all…I showed it to all of them and they said no. We don’t know how to market a movie like this.”

 
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