Friday, May 29, 2009

Spielberg to direct Rush Limbaugh biopic

Academy award winning director Steven Spielberg has taken on the difficult task of turning the life of conservative icon Rush Limbaugh into a feature length film. On the surface this would appear to be an unusual choice for the famous director, however, Spielberg is rumored to have said in the past that he is fascinated by the Republican talk show host and the near total control he has over his followers known as dittoheads. 

Taking a psychological approach, the movie will explore the blind obedience of Rush's listeners and their apparent willingness to surrender their free will and reason to some multimillionaire broadcasting from a studio near his mansion in Palm Beach. It will also ask the questions many Americans are anxious to have answered. Who are these dittoheads? Why are they so willing to sacrifice their most sacred possession, their minds, to a talk show jockey who is not an expert on anything? And, finally, are dittoheads a potent political force or just an army of sponges soaking up swill all day long?

Insiders who have viewed the first draft of the script said that it will be a hard hitting picture that will combine the best of Vaudeville with the deepest emotional trauma of Greek Tragedy. Production is expected to start in January with Roseanne Barr playing the role of Rush Limbaugh.


Blogger Mike Rappaport said...

Damn, Virt. You nailed this one.

Roseanne as Rush? Hey, now that Dom DeLuise, John Candy and Charles Laughton are gone, who else could do it?

4:53 PM  
Blogger Kevin Kelley said...

I had made the comparison on my blog before for Fox News: The Movie. Martin Short, as Giminy Glick, would play Glenn Beck, Nathan Lane would play Sean Hannity, and Gene Hackman would play Bill O'Reilly (I would prefer a younger Hackman, but I think he could pull it off now).

11:41 AM  

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