John Cusack To Play Rush Limbaugh
Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh may publicly disparage Hollywood to his legions of Ditto-heads, but that is not keeping the movie biz away from cashing in on the widely followed conservative. And John Cusack is just the man to do it.
John Cusack will take on the role of the ever-controversial Limbaugh in a new biopic that is in its early stages, according to The Guardian. Betty Thomas is eyeing the project as director, which takes a look at the radio personality's meteoric rise over the past three decades.
Cusack may not necessarily share Limbaugh's conservative orthodoxy, but the story will reportedly give a "non-partisan approach." Cusack had been a strident critic of George W. Bush's Administration. He is also expected to be a producer on the project.
Betty Thomas has radio credentials having previously directed Howard Stern pic Private Parts.
Limbaugh recently lashed out at Hollywood, saying The Dark Knight Rises was anti-Romney because its villain was named Bane, which he said was a reference to the Republican candidate's former involvement with Bain Capital, which President Obama's campaign accuses of exporting jobs to China.