Actor in Anti-Muslim Movie Plans to Sue Filmmaker

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actors in the anti-Muslim film "Innocence of Muslims" are weighing options to file a lawsuit against the filmmaker, saying they were duped by the man who has a criminal past.

"I'm embarrassed. I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the world," actor Dan Sutter told KTLA. "I and the rest of the people that I'm aware of had no idea. We were totally duped."

Sutter said he can't believe a movie he acted in has sparked such deadly violence around the world, and he's outraged at the filmmaker for lying to him about what the movie was about.

He had no idea it was an anti-Muslim movie, and he says the prophet Mohammed was never mentioned while filming.

According to Sutter, he was told "simply that it was a desert, historical, action-adventure film."

Now, a year after responding to an ad on Craigslist to build up his acting resume, the low-budget movie has cost many people their lives and put his family in fear of their own.

Some media outlets initially posted a picture of him, claiming he was the filmmaker, then identified as Sam Bacile.

We've now learned the real name of the filmmaker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Authorities say that he and his family have gone into hiding.

Meantime, Sutter has hired an attorney and plans to make Nakoula pay.

"Specifically fraud in the inducement with respect to the contract," his attorney said. "They were told they were making an historical film, not that they were making anti-Muslim propaganda."

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