Thursday, January 15, 2009
If he can play God in a leather jumpsuit, he can play the Messiah too.
MAKING NICE FUN. Back in October 2008, we looked into our crystal ball and saw the usual idiocy coming out of Hollywood:
With the world eagerly awaiting "W," Oliver Stone's movie treatment of George and Laura Bush et al, it's probably not too early to start anticipating a docudrama about our next First Couple. These things take time to plan, fund, and produce, you know. So we thought we'd help out with a few development suggestions for the movie we're pretty sure should be called "O."
There's no question that it should be another Oliver Stone production. He has a real talent for a creative approach to historical subjects. But it will have to differ in scope from "W," which is timed to coincide with the end of the Bush administration and the election of a replacement president. "O" needs to be released in October 2012 when Obama is seeking his second term, which means that it will have to be devoted less than half to the first term and more than half to the incredible story of how Barack and Michelle -- against all odds -- stormed the gates of power to achieve domain over their racist nation...
You can see that the casting will be critical. We know the picture up top [in the original post] suggests that the lead roles might be played by Whoopi Goldberg and Jaleel "Urkel" White, but this is the movies and it has to be much much better than that. We have some suggestions. There's only one good choice for the part of Michelle... Vanessa Williams of "Ugly Betty" fame would rock as a kick-ass First Lady... And forget Urkel. There's only one man with the cool and the ears to play Barack the Stud...
Guess who we picked. Well, actually you don't have to guess. It's not a prediction any more; it's news:
Will Smith 'to play' Barack Obama as US President in Hollywood movie
Hollywood film star Will Smith has staked his claim to play Barack Obama in a movie about his rise to become US President and America’s first black leader.
Smith has staked his claim to play the role, even before Barack Obama has been inaugurated as president.
Speaking at the premiere of his new film Seven Pounds at the Empire, Leicester Square, in London, Smith laughed about reports that the US President-elect had indicated that he would like the actor to play him if his life story were ever to be made into a movie.
“If I am ordered by my commander in chief to star in a film about him, I will do my duty as an American," he said, beaming.
Now, if they'll just follow the rest of our casting recommendations, they'll have a pretty good movie to romance us with in 2012. We also have a new title suggestion, just in case they don't like "O." How about "The Wild Wild West Wing"? Yeah, we like it too.
I'm sure Larry Kudlow and the other supine conservatives on the massive Obama bandwagon (or is it a bus?) can hardly wait.