Actor Isaiah Washington stars as one half of the Beltway snipers who had the nation on guard eleven years ago in the new indie film “Blue Caprice” which opens in theaters this weekend. Washington who portrays John Allen Muhammad to actor Tequan Richmond’s Lee Malvo told the “Huffington Post Live” on Thursday, Sept. 12 that the film is not a biography of Muhammad.
“I didn’t know where we were going, I just had to trust what I saw and what I believe and just go and have the experience. I didn’t have time to get in his (Muhammad) mind because he (the director) put me in the mind of John Allen in the film.“
Washington appeared on the show with writer-director Alexandre Moors. Moors was asked about what made Muhammad and Malvo become mass murderers.
“There is just this culture that we live in, his mental state of mind you combine this with easy access to guns, you combined this with a thousand little things and obviously by the time this kid pulls the trigger it’s really hard to find a pivotal moment, where it all started.”
Muhammad and Malvo killed ten people over a period of three weeks in the fall of 2002.
“Blue Caprice” opens in theaters Friday Sept. 13.