Fact Check: Mel Gibson Is NOT Directing A Film About The Rothschild Family And 'Hitting The New World Order'

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Mel Gibson Is NOT Directing A Film About The Rothschild Family And 'Hitting The New World Order' No Box Office

Is Mel Gibson directing a film about the Rothschild family and "hitting the new world order"? No, that's not true: Gibson was slated to act in, not direct, a movie titled "Rothchild," but the movie never went into production. Gibson's representative told Lead Stories the movie was, "Long since gone." The same rep previously denied a connection between the proposed film and the weatlhy Jewish Rothschild family. The Hollywood Reporter reported back in June 2020 that the movie was "no longer happening."

The claim appeared as a post (archived here) where it was published on Facebook on August 29, 2021. It opened:

With Mel's Balls and the Worlds support, how can he go wrong...

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Aug 30 19:17:35 2021 UTC)

The post used a picture of Gibson and claimed:

Mel Gibson directing film about the Rothschild family and hitting the NEW WORLD ORDER!

Attacks on Mel Gibson for the Rothschild movie!!

Mel Gibson has decided to hit the global New World Order agenda by directing a movie about the Rothschild family.
What movie is about
Of a family of bankers.
These bankers having indebted the entire world through organizations like the Bank of International Settlements and the World Bank, and through global organizations such as the United Nations, CFR, Bilderberg Group. With every single mention of the Rothschild family the media around the world has already declared war on the director and wants to stop not only the production of the film, but punish Gibson himself. July 22, 2021.

"Long since gone. They got it wrong from the get go anyway" Gibson's rep, Alan Nierob, told Lead Stories via email on August 30, 2021, about the status of the movie "Rothchild."

The never-produced movie planned to star Gibson and Shia LaBeouf. When it was announced at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival it immediately faced backlash, Deadline previously reported. Gibson's character was the "sinister grandfather," but the similarities between the name of the wealthy Jewish family and plot of the movie caused backlash following Gibson's infamous anti-Semetic remarks during his 2006 DUI arrest. He told a police officer at the time, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," among other derogatory remarks. Gibson's father was a well-known Holocaust denier.

At the time Nierob denied that there was any connection between the movie and the Rothschild family, as the Daily Beast reported in 2019:

I feel the need to spare you any embarrassment as I'm told this film is about a fictional family (hence the name 'Rothchild') vs the Rothschild family to which you are referring," Gibson's longtime publicist Alan Nierob wrote in an email. "Completely unrelated to your premise and angle. Hopefully this is helpful to you." He also sent a summary of the movie for emphasis.

The movie never went into production as the Hollywood Reporter noted in 2020:

Rothchild, about New York's super-rich, with Gibson playing a "sinister grandfather," has fallen apart, with sellers HanWay confirming that it's "no longer happening." At the time, the film title and subject matter sparked outrage, with Gibson forced to deny that "Rothchild" had anything to do with the wealthy "Rothschild" Jewish banking dynasty.

The Rothschild family has been a target of right-wing and anti-Semetic conspiracy theories, many of which Lead Stories has debunked here.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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