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James Cameron's Hiroshima Project Hits Snag

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    A month after James Cameron bought the rights to "The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back," the book is being pulled by its publisher amid claims that it's riddled with inaccuracies.

    At the center of the controversy is author James Pellegrino’s acknowledgment that one of his interview subjects, Joseph Fuoco, had falsely claimed to have been aboard the Enola Gay, reported Variety.

    "It is with deep regret that Henry Holt and Company announces that we will not print, correct or ship copies of Charles Pellegrino's `The Last Train from Hiroshima,'" said  publishing company Henry Holt's statement. "It is easy to understand how even the most diligent author could be duped by a source, but we also understand that opens that book to very detailed scrutiny,” "The author of any work of nonfiction must stand behind its content. We must rely on our authors to answer questions that may arise as to the accuracy of their work and reliability of their sources. Unfortunately, Mr. Pellegrino was not able to answer the additional questions that have arisen about his book to our satisfaction."

    Pellegrino's confession about Fuoco led to further scrutiny of the book and the publisher's inability to prove the existence of two key figures in the book, a Father Mattias and one John MacQuitty.

    Not only did Cameron have the option on "Last Train," he wrote the introduction. Maybe he can go ahead with the movie as planned, but call it a work of fiction?

    Better luck on Sunday, Jimmy.