American filmmaker David Fincher has produced thought-provoking and soul-stirring films such as Seven, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Gone Girl and The Social Network. is world-famous for Above all. He has also received critical acclaim for his work in the Netflix series ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Mindhunter’.
A news card allegedly in BBC Hindi is circulating on social media platforms. The newscard claims that David Fincher is making a film about the riots that followed the 2002 Gujarat riots. Godola train fire incident. You can see the Hindi news card in the tweet below.I am making a movie about the Godola Incident in India. We are still waiting for confirmation from the Indian artist. Everything is ready, including the script, so we will start shooting as soon as we get confirmation from the artist. – David Fincher”
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On Facebook, multiple pages and profiles, including the official Jharkhand Youth Congress Facebook page, shared the screenshot. You can see their post below.
A search on CrowdTangle shows multiple Facebook posts containing news cards. These posts can be seen in the screenshots below.
However, upon investigation of this news card, it turned out to be a fake. BBC Hindi and other media organizations have not reported such news. Here’s a fact check.
In order to verify this viral claim, I performed a Google search with relevant keywords, but found no news or announcements about movies about the Gujarat riots. It’s worth noting that The Killer, the new movie directed by David Fincher, stars Michael Fassbender as a formidable assassin and is slated for release in 2019. November 10th this year. This highly anticipated film marks Fincher’s return after three years since his last film, Munk.
We also conducted a search on the BBC Hindi news website to confirm social media handles. However, I could not find any news or information that David Fincher is making a film about the Gujarat riots. The last tweet by the BBC Hindi Twitter handle for Godola was on April 21, with news that the Supreme Court had granted bail to the accused in the Godola train arson case.
For further clarification, we have reached out to Mr. Mukesh Sharma, Digital Editor for BBC News India. When asked about the virus news card, he promptly replied:This post is fake. We do not publish or share this news card.“
This viral news card falsely claimed that Hollywood director David Fincher was making a film about the 2002 Gujarat riots and falsely claimed it was in Hindi for the BBC. However, there has been no report or announcement from David Fincher regarding such a project. It’s important to note that Fincher’s next film, The Killer, is slated for release this November.
title:False news from David Fincher film about 2002 Gujarat riots misdistributed in BBC Hindi
Fact Checker: Harish Nehru