John Cusack Obvious Choice For Lead In Rush Limbaugh Biopic

Monday, November 5 by
 

Joining the ranks of Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Martin Lawrence, Tyra Banks, and whoever plays Grimace, John Cusack has expressed his desire to act in a fat suit. Teamed with director Betty Thomas, Cusack is helping to put the finishing touches on the script for the biopic, Rush. And no, it’s not about the beloved Canadian nerd band. Rather the eventual film tells the story of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Though Cusack doesn’t seem like the obvious choice for the lead, it’s actually fitting seeing as both men need a hit. What better way to show some range and stretch himself as an actor than playing a character involved with Viagra-popping, Oxycodone, and yelling “slut” and “prostitute” at young, female college students? I should amend that. What better way to show some range and stretch himself as an actor than playing a character involved with Viagra-popping, Oxycodone, and yelling “slut” and “prostitute” at young, female college students in a non-Hot Tub Time Machine sequel?

Seriously though, how did this role not go to Meat Loaf? (NY Times)

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