John Cusack Is Developing a Biopic About Rush Limbaugh


Just what are you up to now, Lloyd Dobler? According to the AP, John Cusack is developing a film about right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh, set to go into production next year. The movie, which has a working title of Rush, is being produced by Cusack’s production company New Crime Productions, and would star Cusack in the title role. Betty Thomas, who also helmed the 1997 Howard Stern biopic Private Parts, is slated to direct. But why this movie? Even setting aside politics (Cusack is solidly liberal and once called the Bush administration’s worldview “depressing, corrupt, unlawful, and tragically absurd”), the actor is a handsome, slender 46-year old man. Limbaugh is, well, not. Also, we’re not sold that the pundit really deserves a biopic, given everything he’s said in the past, um, decade. What do you think of this move, dear readers? [via THR]