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August 2, 2007

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter: Immigrant saga cuts Iranian “honor killing”

New York – The National Iranian American Council has claimed a "mutual victory" after convincing writer-director Wayne Kramer and one of his stars to remove a family "honor killing" from the Weinstein Co.'s immigrant drama "Crossing Over." In the original script of the film — which stars Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Ashley Judd, Cliff Curtis and Ray Liotta — an Iranian-American woman is killed by her brother after having an affair with a Latino man. The act is sanctioned by their father. Read more…

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