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Cecil the lion inspires Hollywood movie

Two years after the tragic killing of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the Lion, the death which caused an international uproar has inspired a Hollywood film- Beatriz at Dinner.

By Fokus Reporter

Speaking on Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ hosted by comedian Trevor Noah last week, Salma Hayek said that her latest movie, ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ was inspired by the killing of Cecil the Lion.

“The movie was inspired by the killing of Cecil the lion by Walter Palmer in 2015,” said Hayek who plays Beatriz.

The film premiered on Comedy central on Monday.

Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is said to have paid $54,000 to bow-hunt Cecil, a magnificent, black-maned, 13-year-old lion who lived in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and was well known to visitors.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07:  Salma Hayek attends the TimesTalks: The Allegory Of "Beatriz At Dinner" at New School's Tischman Auditorium on June 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
                            Salma Hayek 

On July 1, he hit Cecil with an arrow on a farm outside the park, a place where the lion usually went to explore. The team then tracked the famed cat and shot him again 11 hours later.

Beatriz at Dinner is a dark political comedy which was directed by Miguel Arteta.

It is about Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, who has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer and when these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

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