Cause the World Needs a Hero, Rush Limbaugh Biopic Coming
Love him or hate him, you can't deny that talk radio host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh is a force to be reckoned with. The man makes sure that everyone knows exactly how he feels, even if it means mocking Michael J. Fox and the effects of Parkinson's disease. However, I don't want to turn the comments into an all-out political war (though they inevitably will), so instead I'll just focus on Deadline's report that writer/producer James Sclafani is shopping around a script for a Rush Limbaugh biopic based on The Rush Limbaugh Story: Talent on Loan from God, an unauthorized biography by journalist Paul Colford.
Obviously this won't be a completely unbiased look at the political pundit, but apparently Sclafani's script will be similar to Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic W., as it tries to get beneath the surface politics and controversies and down to the ambition and demons that drove Limbaugh's success. Slafani explains: "This is Citizen Kane meets Private Parts, where you have a man who always had trouble relating to people in the outside world, but does it effortlessly in the booth." Personally I was surprised that W. didn't more blatantly criticize or mock the former president, but rather highlighted, rather dramatically, the difficulties he had in trying to impress and also live up to the expectations of not only his father, but an entire nation.
It should be interesting to see if this film helps create brings some understanding and insight into the mind of Rush Limbaugh, but I can't help but think that's just a very scary place to go. So is anyone interested?