The son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone converted to Islam in a ceremony in central Iran, a national news agency reported.
Sean Stone became a Shiite Muslim in the city of Esfahan Tuesday and chose Ali as his new Islamic name, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
“The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with,” Stone told Fars News Agency. “It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets.”
He did not say why he converted.
Stone, 27, is also a filmmaker and has collaborated on his father’s projects. His father is Jewish and his mother, Christian.
Oliver Stone directed “Platoon,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and “JFK.”
(By the CNN Wire Staff)