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Actors Say They Were Duped Into Working For Controversial Anti-Muslim Film

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The cast and crew of "Innocence of Muslims" says they were duped into working on the Anti-Muslim film that prompted protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

The 80 cast and crew members of the film says they were misled by the mysterious producer Sam Bacile, who has reportedly gone into hiding. They released this statement to CNN:

"The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer. We are 100% not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic re-writes of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred."

It appears that all the religious references were dubbed over in post-production.One woman Cindy Lee Garcia of Bakersfield told Gawker that she had no idea that the film had anything to do with the life of Muhammed. She was given a script titled "Desert Warriors" that was supposed to be about the life of an ancient Egyptian called Master George (who became "Muhammed" with some dubbing).

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"It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago," Garcia said. "It wasn't based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn't anything about Muhammed or Muslims or anything."

She said she called up Bacile to give him a piece of her mind today: "I called Sam and said, 'Why did you do this?' and he said, 'I'm tired of radical Islamists killing each other. Let other actors know it's not their fault.'"

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