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Cusack developing Rush Limbaugh film
ABC The Blotter ^ | Nov 2, 2012 5:59 PM (ET) | LYNN ELBER

Posted on 11/02/2012 6:31:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Hollywood director says she's working with actor John Cusack on a movie about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Director Betty Thomas said Cusack's production company has a script ready that will star the actor as Limbaugh. It's not typecasting: Cusack is an outspoken liberal.

Production is set for next year, Thomas said. The working title is "Rush," Cusack's New Crime Productions confirmed Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hollywood; johncusack; rushlimbaugh
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This ought to be "good". LOL

What do liberals know about Rush Limbaugh that's honest? Nothing.

1 posted on 11/02/2012 6:31:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

Mr. Better Off Dead still stiffing the paperboy.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 6:37:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: DJ MacWoW
Maybe Oliver Stone will try it next.
3 posted on 11/02/2012 6:37:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DJ MacWoW
Will Rush fan's go see a movie about him made by a liberal? No.

Will liberals want to see a movie about Rush at all? No.

Looks like a winner. Spend as much of your own money on it as you can, Cusack.

4 posted on 11/02/2012 6:42:05 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DJ MacWoW

This will go over as well as when Henry Winkler tried it back in the 1990s. Don’t remember that? That’s all you need to know.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Oh you know, they’ll hit the stereotypes....fat, sexist, racist, hypocrite et al Then they’ll dwell on the Rx drugs, multiple marriages . . . won’t be hard for them to make anything up since Rush is a public figure


6 posted on 11/02/2012 6:44:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Red Steel

I want my two dollars!


7 posted on 11/02/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

A hit piece no doubt


8 posted on 11/02/2012 6:47:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The Left loves making these dogs, that nobody goes to see.

Their hope is that they’ll eventually be aired on cable hundreds of times, and ultimately be watched by ten people.

I think they’re being overly optimistic.

Reagan
Limgaugh

Yep, who is the audience? I won’t be watching them. The Left won’t want to.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: Red Steel
"$2.....cash."


10 posted on 11/02/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: DoughtyOne

Of course they WILL win plenty of awards...


11 posted on 11/02/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: OrangeHoof

he did?
lol


12 posted on 11/02/2012 6:50:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Actually, Cusack is one of my favorite actors. This intrigues me. My guess is he will probably try a “Citizen Kane” type approach to portraying Limbaugh. Cusack is aging and probably is having trouble finding his typical romanic comedy roles. He knows he has to try something different for his career to survive.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 6:51:49 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: GeronL

If John Cusack makes a movie and no one sees it, is it a hit piece?


14 posted on 11/02/2012 6:51:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
"I want my two dollars!"

"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way... turn."

15 posted on 11/02/2012 6:54:09 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: DoughtyOne

I haven’t been to a theater in...... probably 20 years. Between the price of a ticket, noisy brat teens and lousy offerings, it’s just not worth it.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 6:59:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Mad Dawgg

“This mountain is pure snow. Do you realize the street value of this mountain?!?!”


17 posted on 11/02/2012 7:01:01 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: rbg81

What better way for an actor to get back in the game than to trash conservatives?

Citizen Cane rofl....it will be a hit piece from start to finish. Bank it.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 7:02:43 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: rbg81

I’m not even certain who he is. lol


19 posted on 11/02/2012 7:06:39 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW; Red Steel; hinckley buzzard; Vince Ferrer; OrangeHoof; A_Former_Democrat; EEGator; ...

Rush is the reason why I’m such a staunch Conservative.

And who introduced me to him.. at the young age of 14? Diane Sawyer! LOL!

It was an attempted hit piece. She called Rush “The most dangerous man in America”

As a young kid I thought.. wow that sounds pretty cool. So I bought Rush’s books and I have never been the same since.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 7:07:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: EEGator
“This mountain is pure snow. Do you realize the street value of this mountain?!?!”

"Chrith meth"

21 posted on 11/02/2012 7:08:17 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Great story bud. Glad to have you aboard.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 7:12:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Classic flick...think I might just put it on now.

P.S. How do you change the link to a name you want?


23 posted on 11/02/2012 7:15:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Mad Dawgg

Classic flick...think I might just put it on now.

P.S. How do you change the link to a name you want?


24 posted on 11/02/2012 7:15:57 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Vince Ferrer

I’m surprised that they’re not casting Michael Moore as Rush Limbaugh.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 7:16:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I had a similar experience. I strted watching Rush’s TV show in the early/mid 90s.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 7:17:39 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: ConservativeMan55

:-)


27 posted on 11/02/2012 7:20:02 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: EEGator
"P.S. How do you change the link to a name you want?"

< a href="link you want to use" >Link Name you want to use< /a >

28 posted on 11/02/2012 7:22:03 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: OrangeHoof

The show was called “Monte”


29 posted on 11/02/2012 7:24:10 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: DJ MacWoW

Sounds like they’re gearing up for a huge conservative smear campaign in the post-0bama era, which we are about to experience in a mere 4 days.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 7:24:40 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Not many people know that during Rush Limbaugh’s peak, before other republicans had shows, Hollywood made a sit-com with a Rush character as the lead, Henry Winkler.

It should have been a smash hit, with just the portion of viewers from his 22 million radio listeners alone, but Hollywood made a strange(just kidding) and costly mistake, they made Rush the loser, the butt of the humor, a buffoon.

Who could have predicted that a show geared to the people with no interest in Rush, his show, his fresh political insights, or why he was a media phenomena, and designed to mock, and repulse the natural audience for the show, the millions of potential viewers who were the only reason for the show to be made, would fail.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 7:25:54 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

oh, I suspect if it makes him look like a big enough scumbag, there will be no shortage of liberals who would pay to see it.

So, let’s make an Obama movie. I can smell a Malpaso Production in the works.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 7:26:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ConservativeMan55

My daughter turned me on to Rush; said she thought I’d like him. She was RIGHT! One of the first things I heard was “THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES” and “The Philanderer.” I was hooked.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 7:28:50 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Mad Dawgg

Thank you.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: DJ MacWoW

Monique Junot: I figured if we had nothing to say to each other he would get bored; go away. But instead he uses it as an excuse to put his testicles all over me.

Lane Myer: Excuse me?

Monique Junot: You know, like octopus? Testicles?

Lane Myer: Ohhhh. Tentacles. N-T. Tentacles; big Difference.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 7:29:50 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: OrangeHoof

Actually - closer to what Winkler did in the 70s, i.e. Jumping the shark!


36 posted on 11/02/2012 7:29:55 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: OrangeHoof

I don’t know how I missed your post, but read post 31.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 7:30:32 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: All

Seriously, look at Joe Miklosi’s campaign against Mike Coffman in Colorado. Look at how many times they mention Rush Limbaugh.


38 posted on 11/02/2012 7:35:34 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: GeronL

I vaguely remember. It was when Rush had his TV show. The name of Winkler’s show was “Monty”. I don’t think it lasted one season.


39 posted on 11/02/2012 7:36:01 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: real saxophonist

Sounds like Biden.


40 posted on 11/02/2012 7:36:44 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Red Steel

I figured if we had nothing to say to each other he would get bored; go away. But instead he uses it as an excuse to put his testicles all over me.

41 posted on 11/02/2012 7:39:25 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal (On November 6th, AMERICA tells Obama to stand down.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Aside from the fact that it will obviously be a hit piece, I think it’s a little weird to do a biopic of somebody who is still living.


42 posted on 11/02/2012 7:40:31 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: DJ MacWoW
Sounds like Biden.

I'm gonna miss that guy.

43 posted on 11/02/2012 7:42:13 PM PDT by brewcrew (Mr. President, we DID build that. You broke it. We'll fix it. You're fired.)
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To: RPTMS

Especially when the “victim” can retaliate and do it in such a way that it’ll be funny.


44 posted on 11/02/2012 7:42:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: brewcrew

The “gift” that keeps giving.


45 posted on 11/02/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

A sublime metamorphosis...


46 posted on 11/02/2012 7:50:45 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: DJ MacWoW

lol. We will see how much this film makes. Obama 2016 made 32 million. Although tempting to see it (as a comedy of course) I will not give a dime towards this movie even though John Cusack is a pretty decent actor.


47 posted on 11/02/2012 7:54:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: rbg81

Betty Thomas directed Howard Stern’s Private Parts, another docudrama about a superstar radio talk show host. Big difference being Stern cooperated and starred in that one.


48 posted on 11/02/2012 7:55:17 PM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: bigbob

So, let’s make an Obama movie

Conservatives did already. You can see it on DVD. It is called Obama 2016. Scary stuff. I don’t get to upset over movies made of conservatives since we make movies about liberals like Obama.


49 posted on 11/02/2012 7:59:45 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: DJ MacWoW

I anticipate 5 minutes spent on Rush’s radio success and 85 minutes on his drug problem.


50 posted on 11/02/2012 8:01:35 PM PDT by mykroar (Race/religious riots & hurricanes bring November martial law. Voting postponed.)
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