This is the third project John Cusack has been attached to this week! The actor will develop a film based on right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh. Cusack will play Limbaugh in the film.
The film is called Rush, and Betty Thomas (The Brady Bunch Movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel) is attached to direct it. With those kind of terrible kid movies under her belt, I'm surprised Thomas got a directing gig like this. It's also really hard for me to picture Cusack playing this guy.
I know who Limbaugh is, but I don't listen to his show, and don't really know that much about him. Here's a little rundown from the Seattle Times,
Limbaugh is in the front ranks of colorful and provocative media figures. Earlier this year, Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student a "slut" and a "prostitute" on air for arguing to Democrats in Congress that health plans should pay for contraception.
This week, the host mocked Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for his "bromance" with Obama after Christie praised the president's response to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Cusack was recently set to star in Stephen King's Cell and an aerial action-thriller called Airspace. What do you think about Cusack playing Rush Limbaugh?