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John Cusack planning Rush Limbaugh biopic

The Raven

Story by Jack Foley

JOHN Cusack is reportedly developing a biopic on radio host Rush Limbaugh, in which he would potentially play the lead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (which cites the AP as a source), the film has a working title of Rush and is being set up by the actor’s own production company.

Limbaugh is a renowned American radio talk show host and political commentator who is renowned for his frequent criticisms of what he regards as liberal policies and politicians.

He continues to be one the highest paid people in American media and has won numerous awards as well as – most notably – a letter of thanks from former US President Ronald Reagan a month after Bill Clinton’s defeat of George H. W. Bush in 1992.

Among his more extreme views, he’s a fierce advocate of the death penalty, is critical of environmentalism and climate science, as well as his perceived leniency towards criminal drug use in America, and is also against feminism, infamously once being quoted as describing it as a tool to allow “unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society”.

He is also involved in two main charitable causes: an annual leukemia and lymphoma telethon and an annual drive to help the Marine Corps–Law Enforcement Foundation collect contributions to provide scholarships for children of Marines and law enforcement officers/agents who have died in the line of duty.

Playing the conservative firebrand would be a surprise move for Cusack, a known liberal, and the actor or his agency has yet to issue a comment.

But a shooting script is nearing completion and Betty Thomas (of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel fame) is apparently attached to direct.

Cusack recently signed on to star in his third adaptation of a Stephen King novel, Cell.

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