James Mangold, the director of “Ford v. Ferrari” and “Logan,” tweeted Thursday night that he would not direct a film in the state of Georgia in response to the restrictive new voting laws signed into law earlier that day by Georgia governor Brian Kemp.
Mangold’s tweet was in reaction to the 100-page bill that will make sweeping changes to Georgia election law, including certain provisions that will require driver’s licenses or state ID, new restrictions on ballot drop boxes and even a rule that it would be illegal to give people waiting in line to vote food or beverages in a practice described as “line warming.”
In a series of follow-ups, Mangold said that he can’t work in the state until the voting rules change.
“Georgia has been using cash to steal movie jobs from other states that allow people to vote. I don’t want to play there,” Mangold said. “I am not telling anyone else what to do. I just can’t work there till this changes.“
Georgia has been a hub for Hollywood productions for years, including hosting many Marvel film shoots and Tyler Perry productions, because the state provides large tax credits for film, TV and […]