Actor Shows He’s A Class Act, Refused $12M To Do Highly Controversial Film

Famous actor, Owen Wilson, has made headlines this week after reportedly turning down a massive payday for a movie about the infamous O.J. Simpson case. According to reports, Wilson shut down initial talks about the project, titled “The Juice,” which depicts Simpson as being innocent of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

The project, described as a “satirical thriller,” is currently in production with filmmaker Joshua Newton at the helm. Despite initial excitement for Wilson to play the role of attorney Douglas McCann, the actor had a change of heart after reading the script.

According to Newton, Wilson met with him in Santa Monica and everyone involved loved the script. However, at the end of their lunch meeting, Wilson reportedly stood up and stated, “If you think I’m going to take the lead role in a movie about how O.J. didn’t do it, you’ve got to be kidding me.”

Despite being offered a whopping $12 million dollars for the role, Wilson refused to be a part of a project that he believed portrayed Simpson as innocent. As a result, Newton had to find another actor to take on the role.

After searching for the perfect fit, Newton claims he found an actor who was “spot on” for the part. With the role now filled, production for the film is moving forward and 30 minutes have already been completed.

The O.J. Simpson case has been a hot topic for decades, with multiple films and documentaries made about the murders and subsequent trial. It has also been referenced in various forms of media, including movies, TV shows, songs, and even video games.

Despite the public’s fascination with the case, Wilson’s decision to turn down the role speaks to his values and beliefs. In a time when Hollywood is constantly criticized for glorifying controversial figures, Wilson’s refusal to take part in a project that he felt did not align with his personal beliefs is commendable.

The news of Wilson’s actions has been widely praised on social media, with many applauding his integrity and standing up for what he believes in. Wilson’s decision to stick to his morals in the face of a major payday is a refreshing reminder of the importance of staying true to oneself.

Fans of Wilson and those familiar with the Simpson case alike can now eagerly anticipate the release of “The Juice,” which is sure to spark even more conversation about the controversial case and its lasting impact.

Despite the initial setback, it seems that the film is moving forward in a positive direction and with a talented cast. We can only hope that the final product does justice to the victims and their families, while also shedding light on the importance of personal morality and standing up for what is right.

Daily Wire