Alec Baldwin has told producers of the documentary, Running with Arnold, he wants to be removed as narrator.
The doc is about Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise from actor to governor of California. Baldwin says filmmakers went too far by including images of Nazi rallies; he wrote in a posting on The Huffington Post he agreed to narrate the documentary based on a reading of the script. The Hollywood Reporter adds he said when he saw the film as he recorded the tracks he was "somewhat dismayed by some of the images."
He continued, "The filmmakers hammer Schwarzenegger over his private behavior and his record as governor," noting he was not a fan of the governor. "But Schwarzenegger deserves to be treated fairly and the film's images of Nazi rallies were over the line."
The film includes a photograph of former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, who was invited to Schwarzenegger's wedding but did not attend. In the photo, Waldheim is dressed in his World War II Wehrmacht uniform. In 1987, Waldheim was barred from entering the United States following an investigation into his activities as a lieutenant in a German unit associated with Nazi atrocities. Waldheim insisted he was innocent.
Another image in the documentary shows the Nazi party paperwork of Schwarzenegger's father, Gabrawy said. Other images of the Third Reich have been replaced.
Producers of Running with Arnold are still moving forward with the release.