A Lebanese security official says authorities have banned the upcoming Wonder Woman movie following a campaign against lead actress Gal Gadot, who served in the Israeli army.
The ban is in accordance with a decades-old law that boycotts Israeli products and bars Lebanese citizens from travelling to Israel or having contact with Israelis in any way, shape or form.
The highly anticipated film was slated to premiere in Beirut later today, however it is currently unclear if that will still take place following word of the ban. A group called Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel had campaigned against showing the movie in Lebanon. The same group had also attempted to ban 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice in the country, in which Gal Gadot made her big screen debut as the classic Amazonian Princess.
Despite this controversy, Wonder Woman will open as scheduled during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan across theatres in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait on Thursday.
The Patty Jenkins film, which stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Lucy Davis, hits theaters here in North America on Friday.
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