The following tidbit about Clooney playing a Howard Dean-type character in an upcoming movie is interesting, to say the least:
Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney are to star in a film loosely
based on the rise and fall of presidential hopeful Howard Dean. The
Warner Bros. production will be based on a stage-play written by Beau
Willimon, a former assistant on the Dean campaign.
Farragut North, after a Washington Metro station in the heart of the
lobbyist district, the film sounds like darker version of Joe Roth‘s
Primary Colors. It tells the tale of a youthful communications guru
working for a principled but unorthodox politician who finds himself
undone by a slick and corrupt Washington establishment. Currently in
rehearsal, Willimon’s stage-play is set to open on Broadway in the
run-up to the 2008 presidential election. Mike Nichols is directing.
DiCaprio and Clooney will produce the film as well as starring. It is
believed that DiCaprio will play the young communications chief while
Clooney stars as the Dean surrogate.
Brooke and I are intimately familiar with this very Metro stop. Does this mean we’ll be bumpng into movie stars? If so, let me get this out of the way right now: stay the hell away from my wife, Clooney. (Not as worried about DiCaprio).
Here’s the full article.
PS: Don’t forget to read Foreign Correspondent Jebson Interlandi‘s post about changes to the Netherlands’ drug policy. Adjust your vacation plans accordingly.