Film pitch.. Trump drugged and moved to a replica Whitehouse, where he carries on thinking he’s governing. Millions spent on hiring actors to play his staff, Senators, news anchors, people at rallies.
There you go. Studios, your highest bid please.
There is “interest from Hollywood” according to Armando, which shouldn’t be surprising as Iannucci is probably the best mind we have working today when it comes to political comedy and satire and Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted that she’s in for a key role in this supposed project.
Comedy sure has gotten fatigued by the ridiculousness of Trump, but we would welcome Iannucci’s take, which sounds pretty fun. Also, we’d like to add that Iannucci is one of the few people in comedy that should be able to sell a project from just a tweet.
According to Deadline, there is actual talk between multiple studios and deals being made for this to really happen.
Other details beyond this are sparse, but you should go take a look at Iannucci’s Twitter feed as it is full of pictures where Trump has been replaced by penguins. Hopefully, that figures in the movie, if it happens, as well.