Reports have now confirmed that alleged UC Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, a filmmaker who worked as a second unit director on The Hunger Games. According to ABC News, Peter Rodger’s attorney, Alan Schifman, confirmed that the shooter was the director’s son.
The Associated Press reported the same thing on Twitter:
BREAKING: Attorney: Family believes shooter in California attack was Hollywood director's son.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 24, 2014
In 2009, Rodger directed the documentary Oh My God, in which he traveled around the world asking the question, “What is God?” The film features appearances by Hugh Jackman, Ringo Starr and other celebrities.
Speculation that Elliot Rodger was related to the filmmaker stemmed from a Facebook page that featured several photos of the two together, including one with actor Sylvester Stallone:
Watch the trailer for Rodger’s documentary below:
[Photos via Facebook]
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