The CC Insider is reporting that New York Magazine is reporting that the MTV Movies Blog is reporting that Daily Show alum Rob Corddry will be taking on the role of fellow bald guy and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer in the upcoming Oliver Stone fan-fiction film W…
Imagine if say Tina Fey was cast in a dramatic movie as Abraham Lincoln. It wouldn't really make a lot of sense because they don't look much alike and whatnot, but it'd still somehow be mind-blowingly awesome, right? This is kind of like that.
I guess it is kind of a strange casting choice. But Stone has always gone against the grain in his casting choices. Remember when he cast Colin Farrell as a dude in Alexander?
Serving as the administration’s official spokesman from 2001 to 2003, Fleischer was propelled into the national spotlight after the terrorist attacks of September 11, and the ensuing invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Recognized as much for his glasses and baldness as he was for his passionate and sometimes argumentative defense of his boss, Fleischer would also find himself linked to the CIA scandal involving Valerie Plame — itself a current Hollywood initiative.
So, I guess it'll be a non-speaking role. Too bad.
Tags: Afghanistan, George W. Bush, Oliver Stone, Rob Corddry, The Daily Show