Here’s one: the guy who’ll play an even more fictionalized version of Obama than the real thing! Deadline London reports:
Open TV and Film, the London-based production company, is developing a TV mini-series based on Barack Obama’s days on the campaign trail. ITV Studios USA is co-developing the project. Simon Shaps, chairman of Open, has optioned Newsweek journalist Richard Woolfe’s book Renegade: The Making of a President. The author was granted unique access to Obama during the campaign. Shaps – who used to be ITV’s director of television — told me: “It is early days, but we are sure there will no shortage of ideas for who plays the President.”
This’ll be good. People aren’t at all sick of Obama already. They want even more of them on their TVs.
You know… who says it only needs to be one actor playing him? There was a movie a few years back where a bunch of different actors played Bob Dylan at different stages of his life. Cate Blanchett was even one of them. Why not do the same for Obama? Have a different actor (or actress!) play him every time he reverses himself on a position. Every time he says something completely at odds with what he’s said before. And then all the other actors have to pretend there’s nothing different. Just like in real life.
With Bob Balaban as Bill Ayers. Right?
(Hat tip: Marvelous Mike Riggs)