John Cusack To Play Rush Limbaugh, Hopefully as Likable, Hopelessly-Romantic Everyman
He's just coming off the role of Richard Nixon in Lee Daniels' The Butler, but vocal liberal John Cusack isn't so quick to remove the receding hairline and fleshy prosthetic jowls of conservatism.
According to the actor's own production company, Cusack currently considering a new project that would see him desperately clinging to the radio in an all new way, playing talk show host and slut-deemer Rush Limbaugh in Rush. Betty Thomas, whose work on Howard Stern biopic Private Parts and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel has already trained her in radio blowhards and grating voices, is reportedly in talks to direct the film. Despite Cusack and Limbaugh's diametrically opposing political viewpoints, the still-unfinished script supposedly does not take a partisan approach to the material, though an insider cautions things could still change. Either way, it's going to be really annoying how you're going to want Rush to get the girl in the end.