Oliver Stone to unveil 'History' in Cannes

12-part Showtime series 'Untold History Of The United States'

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CANNES -- Filmmaker Oliver Stone will introduce his new Showtime project "The Untold History Of The United States" to international buyers in Cannes Tuesday, Fremantle Enterprises global CEO David Ellender said Monday.

The director behind such projects as "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "Born On The Fourth Of July," and "JFK," will be interviewed in Cannes by Sir David Frost at a closed lunch for 150 international buyers and will talk about his passion for the 12-part series and his reasons for launching it.

The series is being distributed internationally by Fremantle Media Enterprises.

"Untold History" offers a re-examination of crucial yet perhaps under-reported events in American history, exploring such issues as what Stalin said to President Truman which led to the atomic bomb being dropped on Japan, whether Reagan was the best or worst U.S. president of all time and whether the U.S. military industrial complex was responsible for the Vietnam war.

It will revisit in factual form some of the historical dramas that have played a central role in some of Stone's biggest movies, and will attempt to offer new detailed insights into events that shaped the cold War and the America of today.

"It is the deepest contribution I could ever make in film to my children and the next generation," said Stone.

"I can only hope a change in our thinking will result."
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