"Grand Delusion: Mitt Romney and Campaign 2012," An Original HBO Movie
Since HBO keeps making movies out of recent presidential races, it's inevitable we will get one about this last race. Cast it!
Mitt Romney: Michael Douglas
Ann Romney: Jessica Lange
Paul Ryan: Thomas Jane
Matt Rhoades: Jason Segal
Karl Rove: Toby Jones
Clint Eastwood: Himself
Jim Lehrer: William Devane
Candy Crowley: Kathy Bates
Rafalca: Sarah Jessica Parker
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/11/2012|
Michael Douglas is too short. Tommy Lee Jones? Harrison Ford?
SJP should call her agent now. Brill!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/09/2012|
Oh, good, a SJP/Horse joke already! Keen wit!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/09/2012|
Who is Helen Lawson going to play?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/09/2012|
Glenn could use a good role! How about Paul Ryan?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/09/2012|
These are terrible casting choices, OP. Thomas Jane as Paul Ryan? Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/09/2012|
Peter Bergman as Mitt Romney
Kim Catrall as Ann Romney
Ty Burrell as Tagg Romney
Sarah Jessica Parker as Refalca
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/09/2012|
ENOUGH. Jesus Christ. OP, don't you have an Asperger's support group to attend?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/09/2012|
John Hamm with old age makeup would make a good Mitt Romney.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/09/2012|
I think it should be done by Tim Burton as a puppet animation. Helena Bonham-Carter can be the voice of Ann. Martin Landau can do Mitt's speaking voice and Danny Elfman would be his singing voice.
Johnny Depp can be Paul Ryan. A Burton character if there ever was one.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/09/2012|
How about the theatrical version:
Warren Beatty as Mitt Romney
Denzel Washington as Barack Obama
Annette Bening as Ann Romney
Ben Affleck as Paul Ryan
Angela Bassett as Michelle Obama
Bryan Cranston as Stuart Stevens
James Gandolfini as Chris Christie
Craig T. Nelson as Joe Biden
Dan Aykroyd as David Axelrod
and John Travolta as Bill Clinton
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/09/2012|
Warren Beatty should be playing Romney's FATHER.
Fifteen years ago, it would have been a great part for Robert Redford.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/09/2012|
with Ann Coulter as ... the Beaver.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/09/2012|
I enjoyed the SJP horsey joke!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/09/2012|
My friend Keith Swallow is a dead ringer for Ryan, has this one in the bag should it ever come up. And Keith can act!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/10/2012|
Adrien Brody as Paul Ryan
Amy Poehler as Ann Romney
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/10/2012|
Horrible casting by OP, except Clint Eastwood.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/10/2012|
r7 (Sarah Jessica), have a nice sugar cube and a bundle of carrots: you'll feel better.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/10/2012|
[quote]Candy Crowley: Kathy Bates
Can Datalounge favorite Patty Duke play Candy's producer for the debate?
She can be in the control room (seated, since Patty is petite) as Mitt tries to rail road Candy and she can be yelling into Candy's earpiece; "Don't take that shit, Candy! Don't let that fucking outsourcing bastard of a Mormon rail road you!"
Stuff like that, eh ^
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/10/2012|
Jeffrey Wright as Obama. Bill Pullman as Romney.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/10/2012|
Mitt Romney - James Brolin
Obama - Blair Underwood
Paul Ryan - Jim Carrey
Ann Romney - Joan Allen
Karl Rove - Ned Beatty
Candy Crowley - Rosie O'Donnell
Donald Trump - Frank Langella
Romney five sons - Robert Pattison, Lukas Hass, Michael Pitt, Christian Bale, Brady Corbet
Spot - The ghost of Seamus the Dog
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/10/2012|
oops I meant Josh Brolin for Mitt, not James.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/10/2012|
I will make myself available to play Joe Biden.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/10/2012|
[quote]Mitt Romney - James Brolin
Though James Brolin played the (losing) presidential candidate to Jimmy Smits's Democrat in the final season of West Wing.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/10/2012|
I think the title should be "Shell Shocked: Mitt Romney's Path To the White House"
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/10/2012|
[quote]Though James Brolin played the (losing) presidential candidate to Jimmy Smits's Democrat in the final season of West Wing.
And Ronald Reagan don't forget.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/10/2012|
R25- Brolin played the losing Presidential candidate to Bartlet (Sheen's character) during his re-election.
Alan Alda played the losing candidate to Smits' character. Smits was modeled off of Obama, and Alda was loosely based on McCain.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/10/2012|
Lifetime (Television for Women) has already has a film in production with Tori Spelling in a supporting role--
Mother, May I Vote for Losers?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/10/2012|
Josh Brolin as Mitt. He played GWB. I think he could handle the part where he walks over and gets in Obama's bubble at the debate.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/10/2012|
R30 - Mitt and W are too different.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/10/2012|
Brolin can do it, R31! He can do it. He can do WASP, but also meanacing. It will not be the GWB act again. The choices at R22 are meant to be interesting or appropriate but are meant a bit to refer to previous roles - Mitt - Brolin
Paul Ryan - Jim Carrey (Liar, Liar)
Joan Allen (Pat Nixon)
Karl Rove - Ned Beatty (Deliverance, and played many sleazy bad guy roles)
Romney Sons - Robert Pattison, Lukas Hass, Michael Pitt, Christian Bale, Brady Corbet (have all played psychos)
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/10/2012|
If Andrew Koeing (Boner from Growing Pains) had lived, he would have been a great Paul Ryan.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/10/2012|
How about some gender-neutral, colorblind casting?
Mitt Romney Angela Bassett
Paul Ryan Rosie Perez
Barack Obama Claire Danes
Joe Biden Alfre Woodard
Ann Romney Sinbad
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/10/2012|
Those were terrible choices OP!
Mitt Romney: Josh Brolin (though he needs to lose some weight)
Ann Romney: the Bride of Chuckie puppet
Paul Ryan: Matthew Morrison
Matt Rhoades: Graham Norton
Karl Rove: Rush Limbaugh
Clint Eastwood: Joe Dimmick (this actor really looks like Clint!)
Jim Lehrer: Ronny Cox
Candy Crowley: Carnie Wilson (Candy has good hair, so does Carnie, Kathy Bates would need a wig)
Martha Raddatz: Mare Winningham or Claire Danes
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/10/2012|
Martha Raddatz: Mare Winningham. Yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/10/2012|
The writer/actor, Dion Flynn, who works on Jimmy Fallon's show and is used in many President Obama sketches, resembles the president. He's even tall and skinny too.
The Obama castings here are all off, none of the actors mentioned look like Obama.
Here's a still from one of the Obama/Romney sketches on Jimmy's show.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/10/2012|
Matt Rhoades really does resemble comedic actor Graham Norton in this photo.
btw, the movie should be a comedy. Will Ferrell could also be included in some capacity, perhaps as an inept reporter covering the campaign.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/10/2012|
Matthew Morrison from Glee is the spitting image of Paul Ryan.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/10/2012|
Can't they just do it with puppets? Or Barbie & Ken dolls?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/10/2012|
[quote]These are terrible casting choices, OP.
I know. I just wanted to make an SJP joke and needed some filler before I wrote the punchline.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/10/2012|
The part of me should be played by LeAnn Rimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/10/2012|
These are some wretched choices overall, guys. For all his utter emptiness and amorality, Mitt looks a lot younger and handsomer than half these guys (JAMES BROLIN??).
Mitt Romney: Michael Douglas - the only one that works, can color his hair Ann Romney: Joan Allen - Jessica Lange looks too old Stuart Stevens: Bryan Cranston, Dylan Walsh or Jason Beghe Paul Ryan: Jared Leto - the eyes, hello Karl Rove: Toby Jones - always the best choice Barack Obama: Jeffrey Wright David Axelrod: Dan Aykroyd Chris Christie: Oliver Platt Candy Crowley: no clue Martha Raddatz: Mare Winningham
Don't bother casting Clint. No one can do that. Just run the convention footage.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/10/2012|
Will Julianne Moore be guest starring as Seamus?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/10/2012|
I liked the OP's choices. Sue me.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/10/2012|
Matthew Fox as Mitt Romney
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/10/2012|
[quote] Mr. Bean as Paul Ryan
Are his legs sufficiently skinny?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/10/2012|
Topher Grace as Paul Ryan. Michelle Pfeiffer as Ann.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/10/2012|
Ann Romney- Leslie Ann Warren
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/10/2012|
Leslie Ann Warren would make a better Laura Bush.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/10/2012|
R44, when not parroting the choices others made, his choices are incredibly ridiculous.
Did he say he didn't know who Martha Raddatz was "no clue Martha Raddatz:"? Or was it a punctuation mistake?
"Paul Ryan: Jared Leto" Are you fucking kidding me, there's NO resemblance whatsoever, Jared Leto has beautiful eyes, Ryan has the eyes of a thyroid disease victim! Not attractive at all. Matthew Morrison is an excellent choice.
I'm the poster who said Raddataz could be played by Mare Winningham or Claire Danes.
Some advice to those who might not know the names others posted, LOOK UP THE ACTORS & ACTRESSES!
Just because an actor or actress is fat, such as Oliver Platt, James Gandolfini or Kathy Bates, it doesn't mean they'd be a good fit for a particular role.
The casting of Shitt, isn't easy, that's probably why so many here picked Josh Brolin.
My other choice is Bill Hader, he'd be really over the top. SNL has been using Jason Sudakis as Romney, but Bill would be really hysterically funny! Bill also does creepy really well and Shitt is extremely creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/10/2012|
Is it too late for Candice Bergen to play Ann?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/10/2012|
[quote]Ann Romney: Joan Allen - Jessica Lange looks too old
Ann Romney and Jessica Lange are the same age: 63.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/10/2012|
Mitt and Ann both look young for their age.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/10/2012|
"Mitt and Ann both look young for their age."
If you had their time and money (and the subtle plastic surgery and Botox tweaks over the years), you'd look 'young' at their ages too.
Still think this is the BEST choice for Queen Ann. Even down to the hairstyle!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/10/2012|
At the end, when he can't believe he lost would be played very convincingly by Viola Davis.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/10/2012|
Mitt Romney: Warren Beatty
Ann Romney: Annette Benning
Paul Ryan: Matthew Morrison
Matt Rhoades: Ben Affleck
Karl Rove: Russell Crowe
Clint Eastwood: Hugh Jackman (in makeup)
Jim Lehrer: Michael Douglas
Candy Crowley: Kathy Bates
Barrack Obama: Lenny Kravitz
Joe Biden: Ken Howard
Michelle Obama: Viola Davis
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/10/2012|
R57 - George and Laura Bush have the sane opportunities for those domestic adjustments, but they look a good deal older.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/10/2012|
Why would Martha Raddatz be in this movie???
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/10/2012|
R61 - we've got to show the Biden/Ryan debate?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/10/2012|
Rafalca's Groomer: Wilmer Valderrama
Charles Krauthammer: Kevin McHale
Steve Doocy: Tim DeKay
Chris Christie: Vincent D'Onofrio
The Romneys' sassy maid: Octavia Spencer
Hurricane Sandy: Sandra "Aunt Sandy" Lee
Michele Bachmann: Mary Elizabeth Mastroantonio
Marcus Bachmann: Charles Busch
Rick Santorum: Dan Savage
Herman Cain: John Amos
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/10/2012|
Sheldon Adelson: Don Rickles
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/10/2012|
Rafalca's Groomer: Mr. Hands
Charles Krauthammer: Rowan Atkinson
Steve Doocy: Carson Kressley
Chris Christie: Steve Schirripa
The Romneys' Hispanic maid: Rosie Perez
Hurricane Sandy: Wynonna Judd
Michele Bachmann: Ashley Judd
Marcus Bachmann: Chazz Bono
Rick Santorum: Judge Reinhold
Herman Cain: Samuel L. Jackson
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/10/2012|
Laura Dern IS Martha Raddatz.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/10/2012|
Courtney Thorne-Smith IS Ann Romney!
Guest Appearance by Diane Sawyer as herself, sipping gin under the newsdesk.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/11/2012|
Daaaaaaaamn. Keith Swallow is hot. Just my type.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/11/2012|
Jon Hamm would make a better Romney.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/11/2012|
"Chris Christie: Vincent D'Onofrio"
Fat suit, or will he go all method on us and gain 100 pounds?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/11/2012|
Lea Delaria reprises her role as Sean Hannity
Bruce Jenner as Mary Matalin
Jon Hamm and January Jones as Joe & Mika
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/11/2012|
JOHN GLOVER is the man to play Mitt.
He should channel his performance from THIS film:
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/11/2012|
Oops! Here's the John Glover (Mitt) link:
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/11/2012|
Patty Duke as Ann's aunt who tries to tell her that Ann and Mitt are in way over their heads. Her back-story can be that she hated how Ann converted to LDS and that she is an animal lover who hates how Ann treats her horses.
Patty can have maybe three scenes scatter throughout the film where she tries to give Ann a good talking to in a bitchy way or something.
That is just all off the top of my head (obviously).
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/11/2012|
Who will play Nate Silver?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/11/2012|
Charlie Sheen would make a good Paul Ryan.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/11/2012|
Cole Hauser for Mitt Romney
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/11/2012|
Minnie Driver as Condoleezza Rice
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/11/2012|
Janet Jackson was so great as Rice on SNL that I couldn't imagine anyone else in the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/11/2012|
"Charlie Sheen would make a good Paul Ryan."
Sorry, NO, Ryan MUST be played by an actor with psychotic bugged out eyes and a permanently smirk. Sheen doesn't have buggy eyes.
Matthew Morrison is the best choice so far, he might not have Ryan's buggy Psycho Killer dead eyes, but he sure does have that faux 'aw shucks'; dumb look that Ryan has, as well as the thin annoying smirking lips.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/11/2012|
R81 Too bad Marty Feldman is no longer with us.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/11/2012|