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(Komo)   John Cusack will play Rush Limbaugh in upcoming film. Surely, that will throw a wrench in your wife's fantasies   (komonews.com) divider line 79
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2012-11-03 12:42:58 PM
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2012-11-03 12:44:33 PM
Judging purely by his Twitter feed, Cusack is an unapologetic radical left-wing nutjob, so this should be fun.
 
2012-11-03 12:51:08 PM
Will be just like the Howard Stern movie I'm sure, but without sending the maid out for drugs.
 
2012-11-03 12:53:55 PM
Who will they cast as the Dominican boy that stole Rush's heart? I'm assuming that's going to be the love interest in this story.
 
2012-11-03 01:01:56 PM

born_yesterday: Who will they cast as the Dominican boy that stole Rush's heart? I'm assuming that's going to be the love interest in this story.


Bieber...
 
2012-11-03 01:04:16 PM

born_yesterday: Who will they cast as the Dominican boy that stole Rush's heart? I'm assuming that's going to be the love interest in this story.


Elijah Wood in brownface
 
2012-11-03 01:10:09 PM
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2012-11-03 01:11:52 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: Judging purely by his Twitter feed, Cusack is an unapologetic radical left-wing nutjob, so this should be fun.


Ahh, there is cream for that butt-hurt, Nancy.
 
2012-11-03 01:15:59 PM
My wife hasn't been to forth coming with the details but I know her fantasy involves buy more life insurance on me
 
2012-11-03 01:16:20 PM
Is Cusack going to wear a fat suit? This could turn into an unplanned comedy.
 
2012-11-03 01:18:38 PM
Possibly, but don't call me Shirley.
 
2012-11-03 01:31:38 PM
They should have cast Fred Savage.
 
2012-11-03 01:37:28 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: Judging purely by his Twitter feed, Cusack is an unapologetic radical left-wing nutjob, so this should be fun.


So how is he any better then a radical right-wing nutjob?

Oh, he's not.
 
2012-11-03 01:42:15 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: Judging purely by his Twitter feed, Cusack is an unapologetic radical left-wing nutjob, so this should be fun.


You could have just read the first sentence of TFA. Instead you have chosen to read Twitter.
 
2012-11-03 01:59:31 PM
he better stock up on his Oxy Incontin pills.
 
2012-11-03 02:01:59 PM

Whistling Kitty Chaser: They should have cast Fred Savage.


They did, but he's playing Michael Moore
 
2012-11-03 02:03:05 PM
Yeah, the nightly fantasies I have regarding him have now ended :(
If I see the movie (and probably will only because of my love for John Cusack)... the cool guy I imagine from "Gross Pointe Blank" will now be him as Rush...
You can't clean that out of your brain, no matter how hard one tries...

/who will I fantasize about now?
 
2012-11-03 02:05:00 PM

born_yesterday: Who will they cast as the Dominican boy that stole Rush's heart? I'm assuming that's going to be the love interest in this story.


It was one crazy summer.
 
ecl
2012-11-03 02:09:05 PM

sararenne: Yeah, the nightly fantasies I have regarding him have now ended :(
If I see the movie (and probably will only because of my love for John Cusack)... the cool guy I imagine from "Gross Pointe Blank" will now be him as Rush...
You can't clean that out of your brain, no matter how hard one tries...

/who will I fantasize about now?


content8.flixster.com
 
2012-11-03 02:13:30 PM
I didn't know John Cusack was a pill addled disingenuous, pathological liar and a crude blowhard who makes his living on a radio and is into little Dominican boys.

You learn something every day.
 
2012-11-03 02:20:34 PM

ecl: sararenne: Yeah, the nightly fantasies I have regarding him have now ended :(
If I see the movie (and probably will only because of my love for John Cusack)... the cool guy I imagine from "Gross Pointe Blank" will now be him as Rush...
You can't clean that out of your brain, no matter how hard one tries...

/who will I fantasize about now?

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]


I actually cringed and said "ewww"... this will now haunt my nightmares... not my fantasies....
 
2012-11-03 02:21:55 PM

sararenne: ecl: sararenne: Yeah, the nightly fantasies I have regarding him have now ended :(
If I see the movie (and probably will only because of my love for John Cusack)... the cool guy I imagine from "Gross Pointe Blank" will now be him as Rush...
You can't clean that out of your brain, no matter how hard one tries...

/who will I fantasize about now?

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]

I actually cringed and said "ewww"... this will now haunt my nightmares... not my fantasies....


Same here.
 
2012-11-03 02:27:46 PM

iaazathot: Incorrigible Astronaut: Judging purely by his Twitter feed, Cusack is an unapologetic radical left-wing nutjob, so this should be fun.

Ahh, there is cream for that butt-hurt, Nancy.


I lean left too- it was just an observation. My point was that (assuming this goes through) it'll be like Tom Cruise doing a movie about the WBC.
 
2012-11-03 02:29:01 PM

nytmare: Incorrigible Astronaut: Judging purely by his Twitter feed, Cusack is an unapologetic radical left-wing nutjob, so this should be fun.

You could have just read the first sentence of TFA. Instead you have chosen to read Twitter.


I did. Like the others upthread, you magically found a way to miss the point. Kudos.
 
2012-11-03 02:38:42 PM
I'm trying to wrap my head around this. Matter/anti-matter...... dividing by zero.......John Cusack is so far left he's fallen off the edge of the wing.

I'm sure it will be a sensitive and moving performance.
 
2012-11-03 02:50:41 PM
My Facebook feed has been hilarious since this was announced.
 
2012-11-03 02:56:55 PM

Cheron: My wife hasn't been to forth coming with the details but I know her fantasy involves buy more life insurance on me


Your wife has a thing for Stephen Tobolowsky?

/Bing!
 
2012-11-03 03:02:55 PM
Bahhhh! Sean Penn should do this. He would actually put on a hundred pounds, become addicted to oxy, go deaf, punch some reporters and .............who knows what else. Visit the Dominican Republic? I wonder if there shall be lawsuits over this.
 
2012-11-03 03:06:44 PM
Time to watch Eric Bogosian's movie again. I thought it was pretty good.
 
2012-11-03 03:20:04 PM

Straelbora: Is Cusack going to wear a fat suit? This could turn into an unplanned comedy.


I am thinking if he goes the Deniro route it will take him more then a year to get up to the right weight.
 
2012-11-03 03:49:10 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut:
I lean left too- it was just an observation. My point was that (assuming this goes through) it'll be like Tom Cruise doing a movie about the WBC.


Who would he run away from?
"You won't catch me, gay!!"
 
2012-11-03 04:04:49 PM
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1. Subby
 
2012-11-03 04:05:18 PM
If the prosthetics are anything like:

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then I'll pass.
 
2012-11-03 04:06:27 PM
No doubt Rush can come across as a hateful SOB, but I hope this portrayal doesn't develop into a one-sided skewering of Rush. I would like to see an honest portrayal of what really makes the guy tick (insert obvious joke here). There is a tendency to portray detestable public figures from only one angle. As evidence, take a look at wartime propaganda posters. But real life is never so one dimensional. Although I disagree with many of his opinions, I'll bet that Rush has lived a fascinating life.
 
2012-11-03 04:16:42 PM
I'm sure it'll be as successful as his previous political vanity piece.
 
2012-11-03 04:30:59 PM
What, Charlie Sheen wasn't available?
 
2012-11-03 04:33:18 PM
Instant bomb, and straight to video.

The libs tried this with the TV show Monty, which was also a humongous failure.

Face it, libs, Rush kicks your ass daily and you can't do anything about it but cry.
 
2012-11-03 04:42:58 PM
Can I ask, this is the first sentence:
"Actor and outspoken liberal John Cusack is developing a movie about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, Cusack's production company said Friday."

Then later in the article it mentions something about typecasting Cusack as Limbaugh, but, I still didn't see anything definitive in here that Cusack would actually play Limbaugh... he is just developing the movie. There are many other actors that would fit that bill much better, and I think Cusack is aware of that.
 
2012-11-03 04:46:52 PM

Atomic Spunk: No doubt Rush can come across as a hateful SOB, but I hope this portrayal doesn't develop into a one-sided skewering of Rush. I would like to see an honest portrayal of what really makes the guy tick (insert obvious joke here). There is a tendency to portray detestable public figures from only one angle. As evidence, take a look at wartime propaganda posters. But real life is never so one dimensional. Although I disagree with many of his opinions, I'll bet that Rush has lived a fascinating life.


This. Just because he says things in a way that libs can't stand, doesn't mean there should be a hit piece done. Here's hoping it's a respectful doc.....but what can I say, I'm not holding my breath.
 
2012-11-03 04:55:34 PM
Cusack would have made a film about a successful liberal radio talk show host but they are about as rare as hippies in shoe shop.
 
2012-11-03 04:56:43 PM

dletter: Can I ask, this is the first sentence:
"Actor and outspoken liberal John Cusack is developing a movie about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, Cusack's production company said Friday."

Then later in the article it mentions something about typecasting Cusack as Limbaugh, but, I still didn't see anything definitive in here that Cusack would actually play Limbaugh... he is just developing the movie. There are many other actors that would fit that bill much better, and I think Cusack is aware of that.


Ooh, how about Paul Giamati? Or Philip Seymour Hoffman?
 
2012-11-03 04:58:42 PM
By the way, the absolute worst thing about this story isn't the involvement of Cusak, whether or not he plays Rush. It's that Betty Thomas is directing.
 
2012-11-03 05:08:39 PM
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2012-11-03 05:16:39 PM

propasaurus: dletter: Can I ask, this is the first sentence:
"Actor and outspoken liberal John Cusack is developing a movie about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, Cusack's production company said Friday."

Then later in the article it mentions something about typecasting Cusack as Limbaugh, but, I still didn't see anything definitive in here that Cusack would actually play Limbaugh... he is just developing the movie. There are many other actors that would fit that bill much better, and I think Cusack is aware of that.

Ooh, how about Paul Giamati? Or Philip Seymour Hoffman?


Phillip Seymour Hoffman would be a great choice.
 
2012-11-03 05:22:18 PM
The only actor I can see portraying Rush is Philip Seymour Hoffman...

/ ...at the top of my head
// I'm sure there are other actors who would do a good job..
 
2012-11-03 05:38:51 PM

epoch_destroi: Atomic Spunk: No doubt Rush can come across as a hateful SOB, but I hope this portrayal doesn't develop into a one-sided skewering of Rush. I would like to see an honest portrayal of what really makes the guy tick (insert obvious joke here). There is a tendency to portray detestable public figures from only one angle. As evidence, take a look at wartime propaganda posters. But real life is never so one dimensional. Although I disagree with many of his opinions, I'll bet that Rush has lived a fascinating life.

This. Just because he says things in a way that libs can't stand, doesn't mean there should be a hit piece done. Here's hoping it's a respectful doc.....but what can I say, I'm not holding my breath.


I don't think it should be a hit piece either, but why do you think this bloviating piece of shiat is worthy of anybody's respect?
 
2012-11-03 05:54:19 PM

4seasons85!: Phillip Seymour Hoffman would be a great choice.


His face is too sympathetic.

www.badhaven.com

What's Kuato up to these days?
 
2012-11-03 05:57:35 PM
Come to think of it, John Lithgow could pull it off.

www.fas.harvard.edu
 
2012-11-03 06:01:14 PM

thamike: Come to think of it, John Lithgow could pull it off.

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Excellent choice.
 
2012-11-03 06:11:58 PM

Dookie-chute: Cusack would have made a film about a successful liberal radio talk show host but they are about as rare as hippies in shoe shop.


Dave Berg called. He wants his cutting edge humor back.
 
2012-11-03 06:41:25 PM
Who's going to play the other half of Rush?
 
2012-11-03 07:03:01 PM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Who's going to play the other half of Rush?


Neil Peart.
 
2012-11-03 07:05:46 PM
Originally a hippopotamus was going to play the part, but it talked too intelligently and was turned down.

/it was also too thin
 
2012-11-03 07:55:28 PM
Should have the makings of an Oscar bound, non- left leaning, non-biased portrayal by a biased, left-leaning actor. Can't wait for the upcoming blockbuster opening of the undeniable magnificent piece of future film history this film will and should become.
 
2012-11-03 08:01:37 PM

flushdepot: Should have the makings of an Oscar bound, non- left leaning, non-biased portrayal by a biased, left-leaning actor. Can't wait for the upcoming blockbuster opening of the undeniable magnificent piece of future film history this film will and should become.


Calm down there, Dorothy. You sound more butthurt than Rush's Dominican boys.
 
2012-11-03 08:06:33 PM

stoli n coke: flushdepot: Should have the makings of an Oscar bound, non- left leaning, non-biased portrayal by a biased, left-leaning actor. Can't wait for the upcoming blockbuster opening of the undeniable magnificent piece of future film history this film will and should become.

Calm down there, Dorothy. You sound more butthurt than Rush's Dominican boys.


You sound more up Obama's butt than I am butthurt.
 
2012-11-03 08:10:57 PM

flushdepot: stoli n coke: flushdepot: Should have the makings of an Oscar bound, non- left leaning, non-biased portrayal by a biased, left-leaning actor. Can't wait for the upcoming blockbuster opening of the undeniable magnificent piece of future film history this film will and should become.

Calm down there, Dorothy. You sound more butthurt than Rush's Dominican boys.

You sound more up Obama's butt than I am butthurt.


You've got to accept that the Rush movie is ripe with comedic opportunities because of Rush's life itself. FFS, the man cheerled the Vietnam War, and got out of the draft because of an anal cyst (literal butthurt).

He's also been married 4 times, has no kids, and this year revealed that he doesn't know how birth control pills work. If you don't see how that's funny, you can't be helped.

But nice "NO U!" response.
 
2012-11-03 08:27:53 PM

stoli n coke: flushdepot: stoli n coke: flushdepot: Should have the makings of an Oscar bound, non- left leaning, non-biased portrayal by a biased, left-leaning actor. Can't wait for the upcoming blockbuster opening of the undeniable magnificent piece of future film history this film will and should become.

Calm down there, Dorothy. You sound more butthurt than Rush's Dominican boys.

You sound more up Obama's butt than I am butthurt.

You've got to accept that the Rush movie is ripe with comedic opportunities because of Rush's life itself. FFS, the man cheerled the Vietnam War, and got out of the draft because of an anal cyst (literal butthurt).

He's also been married 4 times, has no kids, and this year revealed that he doesn't know how birth control pills work. If you don't see how that's funny, you can't be helped.

But nice "NO U!" response.


A Michael Mooreish comedy-like satire I don't believe would tickle my funny bone. But you spend your $10 however you like.
 
2012-11-03 08:30:50 PM

flushdepot: stoli n coke: flushdepot: stoli n coke: flushdepot: Should have the makings of an Oscar bound, non- left leaning, non-biased portrayal by a biased, left-leaning actor. Can't wait for the upcoming blockbuster opening of the undeniable magnificent piece of future film history this film will and should become.

Calm down there, Dorothy. You sound more butthurt than Rush's Dominican boys.

You sound more up Obama's butt than I am butthurt.

You've got to accept that the Rush movie is ripe with comedic opportunities because of Rush's life itself. FFS, the man cheerled the Vietnam War, and got out of the draft because of an anal cyst (literal butthurt).

He's also been married 4 times, has no kids, and this year revealed that he doesn't know how birth control pills work. If you don't see how that's funny, you can't be helped.

But nice "NO U!" response.

A Michael Mooreish comedy-like satire I don't believe would tickle my funny bone. But you spend your $10 however you like.


Michael Moore! DRINK!
 
2012-11-03 09:05:06 PM
I'll see it if Limbaugh or Cusack send me $1000.
 
2012-11-03 09:25:38 PM

ecl: sararenne: Yeah, the nightly fantasies I have regarding him have now ended :(
If I see the movie (and probably will only because of my love for John Cusack)... the cool guy I imagine from "Gross Pointe Blank" will now be him as Rush...
You can't clean that out of your brain, no matter how hard one tries...

/who will I fantasize about now?

[content8.flixster.com image 280x250]


Quickly - the eye bleach!
 
2012-11-03 09:50:00 PM

thamike: Come to think of it, John Lithgow could pull it off.

[www.fas.harvard.edu image 300x278]


Present day Rush, but young Rush, maybe mot
 
2012-11-03 10:08:18 PM

shotglasss: Instant bomb, and straight to video.

The libs tried this with the TV show Monty, which was also a humongous failure.

Face it, libs, Rush kicks your ass daily and you can't do anything about it but cry.


"Benghazigate", lack of knowledge of how women's bodies and contraceptives works, deliberate lying about Sandra Fluke while viciously attacking her character, being caught with someone else's boner pills in the DR, worshiping Obama with every other sentence (The Messiah, The Anointed One).

Yeah, he certainly shows them what for. It's so wonderful that you rally behind him and agree with everything he says.
 
2012-11-03 10:59:53 PM

spongeboob: Straelbora: Is Cusack going to wear a fat suit? This could turn into an unplanned comedy.

I am thinking if he goes the Deniro route it will take him more then a year to get up to the right weight.


He used to frequent a bar I worked at in Malibu.

He was a coked up fat fark who would do random college students in the men's room.

Somehow, I don't think gaining weight (or this role) would be much of a stretch for him.

(the first time I saw him he was so farked up I thought he was retarded)
 
2012-11-03 11:03:38 PM
Well, Cusack is enough of a fat head/azzhole that I think he will do a fiiiiiiiine job.
 
2012-11-04 02:09:14 AM

shotglasss: Instant bomb, and straight to video.

The libs tried this with the TV show Monty, which was also a humongous failure.

Face it, libs, Rush kicks your ass daily and you can't do anything about it but cry.


Is this a serious post? Who listens to AM radio besides the near dead?
 
2012-11-04 03:18:20 AM

browntimmy: shotglasss: Instant bomb, and straight to video.

The libs tried this with the TV show Monty, which was also a humongous failure.

Face it, libs, Rush kicks your ass daily and you can't do anything about it but cry.

Is this a serious post? Who listens to AM radio besides the near dead?


Millions of people listen to Rush. He has a large enough audience that Clear Channel signed him to an 8 year, $400,000,000 contact.
 
2012-11-04 03:57:24 AM

Atomic Spunk: browntimmy: shotglasss: Instant bomb, and straight to video.

The libs tried this with the TV show Monty, which was also a humongous failure.

Face it, libs, Rush kicks your ass daily and you can't do anything about it but cry.

Is this a serious post? Who listens to AM radio besides the near dead?

Millions of people listen to Rush. He has a large enough audience that Clear Channel signed him to an 8 year, $400,000,000 contact.


Interesting. I have a criteria for entertainers I'm going to listen to for a long length of time: They need to either be smart, funny, or informative. Does Rush meet any of these? Not really. Well, I guess listening to a fat guy pretend to get mad at stuff is kind of funny for a minute or so, but hours?
 
2012-11-04 04:09:14 AM

browntimmy: Atomic Spunk: browntimmy: shotglasss: Instant bomb, and straight to video.

The libs tried this with the TV show Monty, which was also a humongous failure.

Face it, libs, Rush kicks your ass daily and you can't do anything about it but cry.

Is this a serious post? Who listens to AM radio besides the near dead?

Millions of people listen to Rush. He has a large enough audience that Clear Channel signed him to an 8 year, $400,000,000 contact.

Interesting. I have a criteria for entertainers I'm going to listen to for a long length of time: They need to either be smart, funny, or informative. Does Rush meet any of these? Not really. Well, I guess listening to a fat guy pretend to get mad at stuff is kind of funny for a minute or so, but hours?


I don't listen to him either, and I don't ever recall anyone I know ever mentioning that they listened to him.

Crazy to think Rush earns more than the CEOs of JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs combined, including bonuses. I don't know of any professional athlete who has a more lucrative contract. Yet no one I know seems to listen to him. Odd...
 
2012-11-04 04:42:15 AM

Atomic Spunk: browntimmy: Atomic Spunk: browntimmy: shotglasss: Instant bomb, and straight to video.

The libs tried this with the TV show Monty, which was also a humongous failure.

Face it, libs, Rush kicks your ass daily and you can't do anything about it but cry.

Is this a serious post? Who listens to AM radio besides the near dead?

Millions of people listen to Rush. He has a large enough audience that Clear Channel signed him to an 8 year, $400,000,000 contact.

Interesting. I have a criteria for entertainers I'm going to listen to for a long length of time: They need to either be smart, funny, or informative. Does Rush meet any of these? Not really. Well, I guess listening to a fat guy pretend to get mad at stuff is kind of funny for a minute or so, but hours?

I don't listen to him either, and I don't ever recall anyone I know ever mentioning that they listened to him.

Crazy to think Rush earns more than the CEOs of JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs combined, including bonuses. I don't know of any professional athlete who has a more lucrative contract. Yet no one I know seems to listen to him. Odd...


Pretty much exclusively old people and the mentally challenged. His voice soothes 'tards.
 
2012-11-04 08:18:14 AM
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2012-11-04 08:20:00 AM

CSM101: thamike: Come to think of it, John Lithgow could pull it off.

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Present day Rush, but young Rush, maybe mot


He could easily pull a 1995-Present Rush, which is really a lot more material than is needed to sum the bastard up.
 
2012-11-04 08:58:28 AM
Was Jabba the Hut busy?. Seems like an odd casting choice
 
2012-11-04 09:21:33 AM
F*ck Rush.

That said, I'm sure this movie will be unbiased and objective, and will in no way be a hit piece. I'll probably go out of my way to avoid it.
 
2012-11-04 10:29:03 AM

iaazathot: Incorrigible Astronaut: Judging purely by his Twitter feed, Cusack is an unapologetic radical left-wing nutjob, so this should be fun.

Ahh, there is cream for that butt-hurt, Nancy.


www.examiner.com

....and there it is.
 
2012-11-04 11:31:30 AM

iaazathot: Ahh, there is cream for that butt-hurt, Nancy.


t1.gstatic.com

BUTT FOR THE BUTT GOD


www.eventprophire.com

CREAM FOR THE CREAM THRONE
 
2012-11-04 12:30:25 PM
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The perfect choice to play Rush - "You'll be sorry, Barack Obama!"
 
2012-11-04 02:12:13 PM

propasaurus: By the way, the absolute worst thing about this story isn't the involvement of Cusak, whether or not he plays Rush. It's that Betty Thomas is directing.


Well, considering she also directed "Private Parts" and "The Brady Bunch Movie", I doubt this film will take anything (least of all itself) seriously. It'll be a decent Netflix rental.
 
2012-11-04 02:41:32 PM

puckrock2000: propasaurus: By the way, the absolute worst thing about this story isn't the involvement of Cusak, whether or not he plays Rush. It's that Betty Thomas is directing.

Well, considering she also directed "Private Parts" and "The Brady Bunch Movie", I doubt this film will take anything (least of all itself) seriously. It'll be a decent Netflix rental.


She shook her non-implanted tatas in Loose Shoes. Amen.
 
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