Casting Couch

News of the World Movie Casting Couch

Who’ll play Rebekah Brooks and others in the U.K. hacking scandal? The Daily Beast bugs the casting couch.

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News of the World: The Movie

Scandal-plagued British tabloid News of the World printed its last-ever edition on Sunday, but who'll portray the drama's key players in the Hollywood version? The Daily Beast swings by the casting couch. By Michael Solomon.

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Former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks (Nicole Kidman)

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Rupert Murdoch (Anthony Hopkins)

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Former News International Chairman James Murdoch (Peter Sarsgaard)

Lord Justice Brian Leveson (Bob Hoskins)

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News of the World editor Colin Myler (Rowan Atkinson)

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Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson (Rainn Wilson)

Minister of Parliament Tom Watson (Eric Stonestreet)

Former Times of London editor Harold Evans (Roger Rees)

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Prime Minister David Cameron (Colin Firth)

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Former prime minister Gordon Brown (Brian Cox)

Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt (Jason Isaacs)

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Convicted private investigator Glenn Mulcaire (Dax Shepard)

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News Corp. investigator Joel Klein (Jonathan Katz)

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Hacking victim Sienna Miller (Naomi Watts)

Hacking victim J.K. Rowling (Felicity Huffman)

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Hacking victim Hugh Grant (Richard E. Grant)

Johnnie Marbles (Ricky Gervais)

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Wendi Murdoch (Lucy Liu)

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Tom Watson (Mark Addy)