Conan O’Brien and his team are aware that eventually, the Russia scandal currently taking over America will be made into a movie. So they’re getting ahead of the curve and pitched out their cast in a segment on “Conan” Thursday night.
O’Brien went for physical similarities and more serious suggestions first, such as Leah Remini for the lawyer that Donald Trump Jr. met with, but then things took a turn.
Draco Malfoy (not Tom Felton, the actor who played the Harry Potter rival) was pitched to play Eric Trump, while Hillary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry” was chosen to play Jared Kushner.
But there are only so many actors in Hollywood, so Trump Jr. will be played by a punching dummy and Ivanka will be played by Janice from the Muppets.
Even if TBS started making the film now, it would take many more breaking news developments and many more players before it could be close to complete. In just the past week, news has come out that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer who promised him intel on Hillary Clinton and we even got to see those emails. Then Trump Jr. was asked to testify before the Senate. And then it was reported Friday that an ex-Soviet counter intelligence officer was at the meeting with Trump Jr. This was all this week.
That’s not even including that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation after acknowledging that he met with Russia’s ambassador during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, or that Trump himself called the investigation a “witch hunt,” or that… dozens of other developments have occurred since Trump’s inauguration.
This would be a very long movie.
Check out the full casting above.