Controversy Surrounds Anthony Bourdain Documentary ‘Roadrunner’

Last week’s release of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain has been met with some questions and filmmaker Morgan Neville being placed on the defensive. The controversy arose over the use of artificial intelligence to simulate the voice of the late Bourdain, who died three years ago. In a few instances within the film, Bourdain’s voice is simulated to speak words the celebrity chef had written, something that was not disclosed prior to a journalist noticing something was up. Fans and even other filmmakers are raising alarm over the choice, though Neville has said that he received permission from Bourdain’s family (something his late wife disputes). What do you think about the inclusion? Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is currently playing in theaters.

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