'Veep' Creator Armando Iannucci Might Turn a Viral Trump Tweet into a Movie
In an all too timely turn of events, Iannucci's latest film was initially pitched in the form of a tweet:
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.— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) September 5, 2018
There you go. Studios, your highest bid please.
According to Deadline, eight different studios have shown interest in the pitch, and one even put in a "big offer" yesterday (September 6). Apparently Iannucci has settled on the working title Fake America Great Again for the project.
While the pitch is still just in its tweet phase, it looks as though casting has already begun:
I'm in. https://t.co/6Wm36PxhAN— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 5, 2018