UPDATE (Feb. 11): After some reflection and input from friends, I’ve changed my choice of Tina Fey to Tatiana Maslany for the role of Robyn Doolittle. As much as I love Fey, she is considerably older than Doolittle. And Maslany does kick ass on Orphan Black.
The film rights to Robyn Doolittle’s exposé of Rob Ford, Crazy Town, were snapped up recently, prompting a guessing game on social media as to who would be cast in the adaptation. As I read the book I’m starting to assemble my own dream cast for the soon-to-be CBC miniseries, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, sponsored by Iceberg Vodka, Steak Queen and cocaine.
Rob Ford: This guy - Larry Joe Campbell
Doug Ford: If we can’t get Chris Farley to play RoFo, we can at least get his brother, Kevin, to play Dougie.
Mama Ford: Elaine Stritch
Kathy Ford: Kathy Kinney (Mimi) from The Drew Carey Show
Randy Ford: Gary Busey
Renata Ford: A non-speaking, nondescript background extra
Doug Ford, Sr.: Gordon Pinsent
Sandro Lisi: Jeremy Piven
Chief Bill Blair: John Lithgow
Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux: Nick Offerman
Tina Fey Tatiana Maslany
Daniel Dale: Daniel Brühl
Nick Kouvalis: John Oates from Hall and Oates
Mark Towhey: Toby Jones
Frances Nunziata: Elizabeth Peña
Denzil Minnan-Wong: David Wain
Norm Kelly: Dean Stockwell
Dennis Morris (Ford’s Hotmail lawyer): Ed Asner
Mohamed Farah: Barkhad Abdi
Fabio Basso: John Travolta
Dave Price: Danny McBride
George Mammolitti: Vincent D’Onofrio
Jerry Agyemang: Morris Chestnut
John Tory: Stephen Colbert
Conrad Black: Michael Gambon
Don Cherry: Don Rickles
And Sam Elliott as The Narrator
Who would you cast?