Anyhoo, he's chosen an interesting cast list so far. Check this out.
G-Dub will be played by
Pres. (GHWB) will be played by:
Babs will be portrayed by
And listed to play Laura Bush...Elizabeth Banks (they're gonna have to age this girl - she's actually 33)
Those are the only four names that have been officially selected so far. I think this film is being terribly miscast. Here's what Casting Director Michael Wood will have to do for HIS version of this film:
Will Farrell and Dana Carvey will play The Father & Son President team
Laura Bush will be played by
and Barbara Bush will be played somehow by
(The Late) Phil Hartman
(Don't you worry about 'how' - I'll worry about 'how'!)
That's right! An ALL-SNL alumni cast! And why not? Who else has been studying the mannerisms of these political figureheads closer AND has top-notch acting and improv training? And it's about time there was a really CLASSIC SNL cast film again! The last best thing was Wayne's World! TOO LONG!
I'd round out the cast with the rest of the usual suspects, like...
Maya Rudolph as:
Kristen Wiig as:
Sen. Nancy Pelosi
Amy Pohler as:
Sen. Hillary Clinton
Fred Armisen as:
Sen. Barack Obama
and featuring Darryl Hammond as....
(for some reason which I'll come up with later)
Think about it! It's perfect! It'll be the first time past and current SNL stars could all be in a huge comedy together! And you KNOW this would be a HUGE comedy! Hell, I'd even toss in Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as the Bush girls because, A) They've hosted SNL before and B) to keep their boney asses off the streets. And maybe Kenan Thompson can be Colin Powell - I mean, we kinda need a black dude, and Tim Meadows and Finesse Mitchell... I dunno. Let's just not over-think this. Kenan it is.
What do you think? Leave a comment with your dream cast for "W." so all the world can imagine along with us!