Giamatti does Rove?
A few days ago, we told you about the cast for Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic on George W. Bush - Josh Brolin as big dog W., Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, James Cromwell as elder Bush and Ellen Burstyn as Barbsie Bush. Recently, NY Mag dropped some scoopage that master thesp Paul Giamatti is currently in talks for a role in the film. NY Mag surmises that Giamatti's likely up for the role of Karl Rove, which makes sense, but the guy's such a talented mofo, he could be playing pretty much anyone. And I'm including any female characters. Giamatti is currently helping establish an independent nation as the titular character in HBO's "John Adams" mini-series, can next be heard in Rob Zombie's animated horror action dramedy THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO and is currently filming the Tony Gilroy directed drama/thriller DUPLICITY.
||If the above news is true, this would be the sixth time Giamatti plays a real life person. In addition to "John Adams", he portrayed Bob Zmuda in MAN ON THE MOON, Harvey Pekar in AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Joe Gould in CINDERELLA MAN and of course, he was Pig Vomit (who cares what his real name was) in PRIVATE PARTS.