With a new trailer for HBO's Game Change (about the 2008 election starring Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin) gaining lots of buzz this week, questions about future political films starring Hollywood heavyweights are being lofted at GOP presidential candidates. Newt Gingrich's disconnection from reality assumed new levels of concern when he picked the actor who should play the lead role in his biopic. Details follow.
The Republican candidate phoned in to the Rich Stevens Radio Show today ... when he was asked, "If Hollywood was going to do a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role?"
Newt replied, "Oh, in my fantasy life? Brad Pitt ... why not?!
But at least Newt is aware of the slight physical differences exhibited between himself and Brad.
Stevens quipped, "Is it because you guys look alike?"
Newt fired right back. "No, I don’t look like him at all. He's thinner, he's better looking, he's younger. But you asked me if I had anyone who could play me in a movie ... why not go for Brad Pitt???"
Yep. And we'd like Colton Haynes to play us in our biopic that we're pitching to Lifetime.
Rainn Wilson, however, might be a more realistic actor for Newt's role:
Well, if the team of CGI engineers (now working at Bazaar, judging by the just-unveiled Gwyneth Paltrow cover) who transformed Brad for Benjamin Button are available for the film, Newt's dream might actually be attainable!