The filmmaker behind ‘Hillary’s America’ and ‘2016: Obama’s America’ is raising financing for a new project.
Dinesh D’Souza is plotting his next film, an examination of the term “fascism” that will have liberals partially in its crosshairs.
The conservative activist, author and filmmaker first crashed headfirst into Hollywood with 2016: Obama’s America, which earned $33.4 million domestically, unheard of for a political documentary not starring Michael Moore. He followed up with America: Imagine a World Without Her ($14.4 million) and Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party ($13.1 million).
D’Souza spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about plans for his next project, raising financing for the title and why “real debate is almost banished from our culture.”
Your book coming out today is called The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left. Let’s start by breaking some news: Will this be your next movie?
I’m raising money now for a movie next summer based on this book and perhaps another project.
Will the same folks who financed your other three films finance this one?
Yes. I’ve developed a pool of about 50 investors who are very committed to my work, and they believe the Hillary movie had a role in her defeat in the election, so they couldn’t be more excited. And next year is an important midterm election.
So you’re the one who is to blame for President Trump?
(Laughs.) I’ll happily take the blame for President Trump. Look, I’m not saying we did it, but if you look at the 2016 election there are a few things that put Trump over the top: WikiLeaks, James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas, Comey’s reopening of the Hillary investigation and our movie played a role, and that’s been acknowledged on the left and the right.
What’s the thesis of the new book and upcoming movie?
In my last book and movie about Hillary, I took on the race card, that Republicans have a racist history, but racism is actually deeply…