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Casting the ‘West Wing Story’ [SLIDESHOW]

Michael Bay and JJ Abrams are currently in the casting process for a feature-length film about the Obama administration under the working title “West Wing Story,” according to an anonymous, totally real source.

Ok, so that’s a lie, but all of these recent scandals will make a pretty good movie someday.

Here is a list of the 10 actors who could play members of President Obama’s close-knit Cabinet in the future movie. (Unfortunately, there wasn’t a place for Nic Cage, but if they ever produce a Howard Dean biopic, he will be first on the casting call.)

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  • Tommy Lee Jones as Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. This role has Academy Award written all over it.
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Because we're pretty sure he's not doing anything else.
  • Danny DeVito as Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Throw a wig on Danny and he's a shoo-in for the part.
  • Robert de Niro as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Bobby has made a name for himself in Hollywood with his frown/scowl look. He was born to play Chuck.
  • Paul Giamatti as Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. Conan O'Brien made the comparison at this year's White House Correspondents' dinner. It didn't go over so well, but we still see the potential for something great (photo from jezebel.com).
  • Ted Danson as Secretary of State John Kerry. Not only do they look similar, but Ted and John are actually good buddies (photo of Danson from npr.org).
  • Eddie Murphy as Attorney General Eric Holder. We feel like this could be Eddie's comeback role. Plus, he made the Holder stache famous (photo of Holder from lehighvalleylive.com)
  • Glenn Close as Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Glenn really gives off that creepy vibe that is crucial for this role. Ever see 101 Dalmatians? Woof!
  • Gary Busey as Vice President Joe Biden.  Need we say more?
  • Denzel Washington as President Barack Obama. Paying homage to past movie roles, the two-time Oscar winner will start the movie as "Remember the Titans" Denzel and end as "Training Day" Denzel.