Veteran Sri Lankan film-maker Chandran Rutnam co-produced US shock president-elect Donald Trump in the 1989 film ‘Ghosts Can’t Do It”—which, part-shot in Galle, bombed at the box-office.
Chandran has reportedly sent a congratulatory message to Trump on winning the US presidential election and invited him to Sri Lanka.
Reports the Indian Express: “The 1989 film Ghosts Can’t Do It was directed by John Derek. John Derek wrote a scene especially for Donald Trump to play himself in a cameo role. We shot the scene in the board room of the Trump Tower. It was a one-day shoot and a delightful experience,” Chandran said.
“In the film Scott and Kate are happily married despite their 30-year age gap. After Scott suffers a heart attack and is unable to make love, he commits suicide and becomes a ghost whom only Kate can see and speak with. To make it possible for Scott to return embodied, they conjure up a plan to have a young man drown so that Scott can take his body.
“Bo Derek appeared as Katie Scott, Antony Quinn as Scott, Julie Newmar as Angel, Leo Damien as Fausto, and Donald Trump as himself. Sri Lanka’s versatile actor, Henry Jayasena, also appeared in the film. The film was shot in Galle in South Sri Lanka, Thoddu in the Maldives, and the states of Wyoming and New York in the US.”
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