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Let's cast the George Santos movie, which is in the works

The meteoric political rise of George Santos and the web of fabulist tales it was built on are getting a movie treatment. HBO Films has optioned the rights to Mark Chiusano’s new book The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos, which was published on November 28, 2023.

The film, now in development, is described as a forensic and darkly comic look at the crazy, unprecedented congressional race on Long Island that led to Santos being elected to Congress. It comes from Frank Rich, who executive produced HBO’s Emmy-winning Washington DC satire Veep as well as the network’s Emmy-winning drama Succession.

Written by Mike Makowsky (HBO’s Bad Education), the film tells the story of a seemingly minor local race that wound up a battle for the soul of Long Island, and unexpectedly carved the path for the world’s most famous (and now disgraced) congressman. It follows the Gatsby-esque journey of a man from nowhere who exploited the system, waged war on truth and swindled one of the wealthiest districts in the country to achieve his American Dream.

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by Anonymousreply 24December 3, 2023 10:38 PM

Chrissy Metz as Santos.

by Anonymousreply 1December 3, 2023 7:02 AM

Beanie Feldstein as Elise Stefanik

by Anonymousreply 2December 3, 2023 7:05 AM

Gay Jonathan Bailey as anti-gay House Speaker Mike Johnson.

by Anonymousreply 3December 3, 2023 7:06 AM

Reading is fundamental. The movie is about his CAMPAIGN not his time in Congress.

by Anonymousreply 4December 3, 2023 7:11 AM


by Anonymousreply 5December 3, 2023 7:14 AM

Fat Cole Sprouse, but slightly fatter. And then even fatter.

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by Anonymousreply 6December 3, 2023 7:26 AM

Anybody but Bowen Yang in the lead.

by Anonymousreply 7December 3, 2023 7:29 AM

Nazi Edmund Heines, who was killed in the Night of the Long Knives purge

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by Anonymousreply 8December 3, 2023 7:30 AM

Jon Lovitz pioneered the look and the serial lying of this sociopath.

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by Anonymousreply 9December 3, 2023 8:21 AM

Agreed R7. Bowen Yang isn't that good as George Santos.

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by Anonymousreply 10December 3, 2023 8:46 AM

Viola Davis as George

by Anonymousreply 11December 3, 2023 9:04 AM

Donald Trump as the Trump University professor that taught the Grifting 101 class that inspired Santos.

by Anonymousreply 12December 3, 2023 9:10 AM

There’s only one answer. Nico Santos, this is your moment

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by Anonymousreply 13December 3, 2023 9:21 AM

Not much of a rise in politics, he snuck in by completely misrepresenting himself.

The media is distracted and no one had the time or interest to identify who this person is before he was in office

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by Anonymousreply 14December 3, 2023 12:42 PM

Harvey Guillen as Santos. He was the medical examiner in season1 of Reacher series. A perfect match physically .

by Anonymousreply 15December 3, 2023 1:11 PM

Jussie Smollett as George, who will return the favor by playing Jussie in the made-for-tv movie about him.

by Anonymousreply 16December 3, 2023 1:48 PM

The media isn't capable of offering any reporting about meaningful subjects.

It's your responsibility to educate yourself about the candidates who put themselves forward to represent you and your community.

by Anonymousreply 17December 3, 2023 1:53 PM

R15, here you go.

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by Anonymousreply 18December 3, 2023 2:06 PM

Tommy Do from Instagram in a fat suit would be a great Santos.

by Anonymousreply 19December 3, 2023 2:09 PM

R18, he's way better than Yang.

by Anonymousreply 20December 3, 2023 2:11 PM

R11, well George did claim to be part black...

by Anonymousreply 21December 3, 2023 6:19 PM

Tracey Ullman as everyone.

by Anonymousreply 22December 3, 2023 6:36 PM

Stephen Furst would have been perfect back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 23December 3, 2023 7:50 PM

Tracy Flick IS George Santos!

by Anonymousreply 24December 3, 2023 10:38 PM
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