Gibson denies plans for film about priest
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Gibson denies plans for film about priest

Mel Gibson denied he is making a film about a prominent Polish cleric with a history of anti-Semitism.Several days ago Father Henryk Jankowski said in an interview with Poland’s Dziennik daily that he was in talks with Gibson about a possible film. But when Gibson representative Alan Nierob was asked by the Forward newspaper whether the report was true, Nierob offered an emphatic no.”Neither my client, Mel Gibson, nor his company Icon Productions is involved in any project relating to this matter,” Nierob wrote in an e-mail to the Forward. “They have no knowledge of this.”Jankowski, who came to prominence for his role spearheading strikes that ushered communism out of Poland in the 1980s, said in 1997 that there was no place for Jews in the Polish government. He also condemned the Polish government’s apology for the 1946 Kielce pogrom.Gibson’s career as an actor and director has been clouded by anti-Semitic remarks he made last year after being pulled over by police in California for drunk driving.