Ho-Ho Goes to Hollywood? | Freyne Land

Ho-Ho Goes to Hollywood?


It was inevitable, wasn't it?

This fromThe Hollywood Reporter:

Two of Hollywood's most politically active stars are teaming for a political thriller.

George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio are indiscussions to partner for "Farragut North," based on the upcomingBroadway play by Beau Willimon. Clooney would direct and produce theadaptation, which is set up at Warner Bros., while DiCaprio would starand produce.

Titled after the Washington Metro station that islocated near many lobbyists' offices, the play is loosely based onHoward Dean's 2004 presidential election campaign, during whichWillimon worked for the Democrat.

The story follows a young, idealistic communicationsdirector who works for an inspiring, though unorthodox, presidentialcandidate. During the campaign, his career is done in by more seasonedpoliticos who thrive on poisonous partisan politics, dirty tricks andback-stabbing.

The buzz is that Leonard DiCaprio will play Ho-Ho and Clooney will play Joe Trippi.


Wonder who'll play yours truly in those Sunday-night, off-the-record, Trippi-Freyne rendezvouses at Finnigan's Pub on College Street?

Joe needed someone to vent to - in confidence, of course.

Someone who "understood" Howard Dean.

Yes, indeed.



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