The King's Speech director Tom Hooper and actor Geoffrey Rush are speaking out against re-editing the film for a PG-13 rating - the film is currently rated R.
The Weinstein Co. has expressed interest in editing out some of the cursing scenes in order to reach a wider audience.
Before the DGA Awards on Saturday, Hooper told Entertainment Weekly, “I wouldn’t support cutting the film in any way. I think we looked at whether it’s possible to bleep out the f—s and stuff, but I’m not going to actually cut that part.”
Hooper also confirmed that no actual decision has been made on the re-edits.
Geoffrey Rush expressed similar sentiments about editing out the cursing scenes, after the SAG Awards.
“I just think it’s a shame considering that it’s all in the context of therapeutic play,” Rush told The Hollywood Reporter "It’s almost like a tongue-twister. It’s gobbledygook. But it’s not aggressive, it’s not offensive. It’s not harmful.”