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Scarlett Johansson reportedly refused film funding from Saudi prince Mohammed Ben Salman 

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American actress Scarlett Johansson is said to have declined to star in a Ridley Scott biopic if it was funded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Salmane. The Guardian reported.

The American actress reportedly refused to be associated with the actions of MBS and the Saudi kingdom that “perpetuating the war in Yemen” and “has women in prison.” These comments are reported to the English daily by the American photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the subject of the biopic starring Scarlett Johansson.

Eventually, the American star has won the battle of influence, and Saudi Arabia will have nothing to do with the movie anymore.

With a career in war zones and Pulitzer Prize in her credits, Lynsey Addario has covered many wars and has often reported the effects of wars on women. She was kidnapped twice, and sexually assaulted in Libya. The film is based on her memoirs titled ‘It’s What I Do’.

The journalist admitted that she was happy to see the Saudi Crown Prince removed from the film’s funding: “Do I want him associated with this movie? Obviously not. And thank God he’s not.”, She said.

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