Nightly News | September 13, 2012
>>> now about this movie -- anti-islamic film that we've seen after being shown on the internet, it is now being taken down in egypt and some other places. and nbc news has decided not to show any of it on the air. the actors in the film say it was all shot in a studio in southern california , and they say they had no idea what they were getting into. our report from our los angeles bureau tonight, nbc's mike taibi.
>> reporter: according to the casting call , it was supposed to be an historical adventure film . but when one person saw the film that led to such anger in the arab world , she was shocked.
>> i am so sorry, there is no way to take anything back. i didn't know. i'm sure a lot of the actors didn't know.
>> reporter: the video that came out of the studio east of los angeles , was an adventure story . in fact two actors on the film said the original spoken lines from the screen play were later dubbed over without their knowledge. the result that was unleashed in the trailer was a barrage against islam's customs and its prophet, muhammed.
>> i can see any muslim to be upset, for example if you depict jesus in negative terms, many christians would be angry.
>> reporter: bacile said she called the producer to complain. but the self-described consultant and spokesperson for the film said sam bacile who has not surfaced is not the real name of the producer who came to him.
>> and knew that i would not back down and was not afraid to tell the truth on this stuff.
>> reporter: and klein's alleged truth, for years, his letters to government officials, he has branded islam as a terrible religion, themes in the film now propelled worldwide by a social media .
>> if you want to say something inflammatory, you now have as broad an audience as you can imagine.
>> reporter: actors say they were conned, dialogue dubbed over, and a message of hate.