As for Sam Bacile, we don't know much about him. Claims to be real estate tycoon but can't be located in Google searches. Israeli-American who claims to have relatives in Egypt. Even his last name, Bacile, questioned. Sarah Posner raises other questions here. Here's a key graf from Atlantic piece:
He knew the film would lead to violence. To state the obvious, a film did not kill four U.S. officials in Libya today, that blame can only be placed on the religious extremists (allegedly Islamic) who fired gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades into the U.S. Embassy. But according to one of Bacile's consultants on the film, Steve Klein, the two knew full well that their incendiary movie would provoke violent reprisals. Klein told the Associated Press this morning that he warned Bacile “you’re going to be the next Theo van Gogh,” referring to the Dutch filmmaker murdered by a Muslim extremist in 2004. Klein said Bacile acknowledged that. “We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen,” he told the AP. Well gentlemen, congratulations, you got your violent reprisal.UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic has new post in which he says Klein just told him Bacile is NOT Jewish and Bacile is not his real name. Klein himself has led anti-Islam protests among other such activities. Klein is a self-described militant Christian and consultant on the film. There may be hints that Klein is actually Bacile? Who knows.
UPDATE 4:20 p.m. Buzzfeed writer suggests even the film isn't real--just a compilation of clips from existing videos.