Washington, September 29 : Oscar-winner Jon Voight will play the ghost of the first U.S. president, George Washington, in the upcoming comedy film 'An American Carol', and take a character inspired by filmmaker Michael Moore to task for his lack of patriotism.
He will appear in white wig and sleek Colonial uniform.
The actor, hard-wired with love of country, is annoyed with his thespian peers over their inclination towards Anti-American films.
"I'm very angry about our community, about anti-American films. I have to say that. I have to say, look guys, I know you think this and that. But we should have a dialogue, especially before you take a slap at America," the Washington Times quoted Voight as saying recently.
"We're a force for good in the world, and we're a necessary force for good in the world. The world depends on us. Whenever there's a problem, who do people come to? They come to America. And does America respond? Every time," he said.
He urged people to come together and make America a safer place.
"So stop slapping America and start understanding we have to be strong and united to be safe and sane," Voight said, adding, "You'd think Republicans were the enemy of the country. This is completely nuts."
'An American Carol' opens on October 3.