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Damian Lewis to play controversial ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford in thriller 'Run This Town'

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Damian Lewis to play controversial ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford in thriller 'Run This Town'



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What???!!!
That's gonna be some fat suit..Neutral Face
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I can see why Robyn may be a bit sour, but they did say every other character besides Rob Ford is ficticious.
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They should have gotten Daniel Day-Lewis to do it
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Just saw this as well. Weirdest casting decision ever but getting Damian Lewis on board is impressive.

I hope this movie is done tastefully. RIP Rob.
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howdyhoe wrote: They should have gotten Daniel Day-Lewis to do it
I thought he's basically done acting
unless crazy good script
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howdyhoe wrote: They should have gotten Daniel Day-Lewis to do it
I'd pay $100 to see that. He'd do REAL CRACK and eat 5 lb. of steak/day in preparation for the role.
nasa25 wrote: Just saw this as well. Weirdest casting decision ever but getting Damian Lewis on board is impressive.
Horrible casting decision. Now every time I watch Homeland season 1, I'll think about Rob Ford.
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How about John Goodman for Rob Ford? Damian Lewis looks like he's more suited to play Rick Grimes than Rob Ford.
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bestbudz wrote: Kevin Farley would be good.
Chris Farley. Unfortunately like Rob, he's six feet under too.
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Whoever plays him doesn't have to be obese or wear a fat suit. Although his size plays a big part of his bumbling image, they really just have to get his personality and the story right. That said Philip Seymour Hoffman would have been my choice to be Ford.
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i dont get how the guy that plays AxelRod, will be able to act out Rob Ford... i can't see the character in the actor, or the actor in the character... really doesn't make sense.
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bestbudz wrote: Kevin Farley would be good.
Talamasca wrote: Chris Farley. Unfortunately like Rob, he's six feet under too.
dsg512 wrote: Whoever plays him doesn't have to be obese or wear a fat suit. Although his size plays a big part of his bumbling image, they really just have to get his personality and the story right. That said Philip Seymour Hoffman would have been my choice to be Ford.
Kevin is Chris's brother (actor too but not famous in the least).
However bringing up P.S. Hoffman now too - what's with all these dead actors people think would be best to play a dead mayor?!
No time machine has been invented yet people.

Lewis is a good choice but I would have been also happy to hear Jack Black, Val Kilmer, Alec Baldwin, or John C. Reilly in the lead.
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Hopefully it will be banned by the new premier of Ontario. Hopefully it will paint the reporters as the stalkers they were.

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