06.18.09

The Casting Couch

Some news stories are simply made for Hollywood. The Daily Beast presents dream casting inspired by today's headlines. Now playing at the multiplex.

2009: The Movie

Liars, and Tiger, and Bernie, oh my! Who would portray the year’s biggest newsmakers in the Hollywood version? The Daily Beast goes to the casting couch.

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Tiger Woods: The Movie

Who will play the golf star, his wife, his mistresses, and TMZ’s Harvey Levin in the Hollywood version of the story? The Daily Beast swings by the casting couch.

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Fashion Week: The Movie

The Devil Wears Prada was fiction. Who would really play Anna Wintour and the other fashionistas in the Hollywood version of their lives? The Daily Beast struts to the casting couch.

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Obama: The Musical

The president is back in DC and needs a new song and dance to pass health care. So who would play him in the musical version of his life? The Daily Beast goes to the casting couch.

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Meltdown: The Movie

One year ago this week, Wall Street imploded. Who would portray the key players in a Hollywood disaster movie? The Daily Beast crashes on the casting couch.

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Skip Gates: The Movie

Who would play the Harvard professor and the Cambridge cop in the Hollywood version of their story? The Daily Beast heads to the casting couch.

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Apollo 11: The Movie

On the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, The Daily Beast orbits the casting couch to find stars worthy of playing astronauts.

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A-Rod: The Movie

With baseball’s All-Star game set for tomorrow night, who would play Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez in the movie version of his life? The Daily Beast heads to the casting couch.

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G-8: The Movie

As the G-8 summit begins in Italy, The Daily Beast goes to the casting couch for actors to portray our world leaders—and a couple of first ladies.

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Mark Sanford: The Movie

Runaway governor Mark Sanford’s South American love affair is perfect for Hollywood. The Daily Beast heads to the casting couch.

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Susan Boyle: The Movie

The Britain's Got Talent phenomenon has a life story perfect for Hollywood. As the American version of the show debuts tonight, The Daily Beast hits the couch to cast the original.

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Sarah Palin: The Movie

Who should play Sarah Palin, Todd, Bristol, Katie Couric, and David Letterman in the Hollywood version of the governor’s story? The Daily Beast heads to the casting couch.

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John Edwards: The Movie

To celebrate the former senator’s 56th birthday, The Daily Beast presents dream casting for his made-for-Hollywood life.

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Sotomayor: The Movie

Sonia Sotomayor’s life story is ready-made for Hollywood. Who will play her and the other Supremes? VIEW OUR GALLERY of the dream cast.

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Madoff: The Movie

The just-announced biopic Madoff: Made Off With America will feature unknown actors, but The Daily Beast presents a more A-list cast, including Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.

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