Cusack Making Film About Rush Limbaugh

And the liberal actor is playing Rush himself

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 3, 2012 9:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh is getting the Hollywood treatment, courtesy of John Cusack. The (liberal) actor's production company plans to start work next year on a movie about Limbaugh, with Cusack playing the leading role himself, reports AP. Except for the fact that Betty Thomas is directing, no other details are known. Limbaugh, though, will be sure to love this AP comparison: "Cusack is a slender, dark-haired 46-year-old, while Limbaugh is 61, balding and portly."

Meanwhile, Limbaugh is having a public go-round with NBC's Brian Williams, notes Politico:

  • Williams: "So after all this loss you might be curious as to why Rush Limbaugh went after Gov. Christie today," he said on Rock Center Thursday. "It was because he’s getting along so well with the president, working together, saying nice things about Barack Obama. Just when we feared the storm wiped away everything, we learned politics survived."
  • Limbaugh: “Brian, come on. What do you think the stroll on the beach with Obama and Christie was? It was politics. Why do you think Obama called Christie and wanted to go into town? It was politics." He added that Williams and NBC have their "own mess to clean up" given the way sister network MSNBC is "destroying news and journalism."

Rush Limbaugh is getting the Hollywood treatment.
Rush Limbaugh is getting the Hollywood treatment.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)
John Cusack poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.
John Cusack poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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