Just when you thought you’d heard all you could stand about the disgraced former Senator from NC/SC:
Aaron Sorkin — best known for creating “The West Wing” — will make his feature directorial debut with a John Edwards biopic.
Sorkin’s adapting and producing Andrew Young’s “The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down.” Project’s not yet set up at a studio.
Young, a longtime Edwards aide, gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential primary when he admitted — then later recanted — an affair with Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter and claimed Edwards’ child from that relationship as his own.
Young’s book, released earlier this year, is Young’s account of his career with Edwards dating back to when Young volunteered for Edwards’ Senate campaign in 1988.
“This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up,” Sorkin said. “There’s much more to Andrew’s book than what has been reported and I’m grateful that he’s trusting me with it.”
All right. The ball is in your court, my dear readers. Pretend you’re in charge of casting for this movie. Who would play the main characters? My vote on the actor to portray John Edwards would be the Sunsetter Retractable Awnings guy:
The only thing missing is the exaggerated Southern accent, the false sense of self-importance, the “aw shucks” look, the make-up/hair gal, and the mistress by his side.
Ok. Your turn.
Cross-posted to Right Wing News.