November 12, 2013
Director of Brad Pitt's WWII film 'Fury' apologises for Remembrance Day filming
David Ayer takes to Twitter to offer his "heartfelt apologies"
The director of the new Brad Pitt WWII film Fury has apologised for shooting the movie over Remembrance Sunday.
David Ayer took to Twitter to offer his apologies after a battle scene was staged in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 10) in Shirburn, Oxfordshire. He wrote:
My heartfelt apologies for any disrespect on Remembrance Day. I am a veteran myself. It is an honor to film here in the UK.— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) November 11, 2013
The team behind the film reportedly refused to stop shooting over the weekend, despite a plea from nearby Watlington Parish Council.
Following the shoot, a statement was released by the film's producers, saying:"The film honours the personal sacrifices of the men that died in World War II, and as writer/director David Ayer explains: 'I have only the deepest esteem for the British military, its storied History and the sacrifices of those who have fallen.'"
The movie, which also stars Shia LaBeouf, tells the tale of a US tank crew on a mission in Nazi Germany and comes out in November 2014.
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