Anthony Weiner’s dramatic fall, redemption and rise as New York City mayoral candidate, only to be brought down by another sexting scandal is sure to provide TV movie potential. His long-suffering yet supportive wife, Huma, would be a chewy role for an actress in her late 30s.
The Oscar-winning star of “The Pianist” has a clear resemblance to the disgraced congressman and already rocks a Queens accent.
Usually associated with comedic roles, Stiller has proven his dramatic chops in such films as “Greenberg” and “Permanent Midnight.”
Cooper proved he can play an East Coaster on the fringe in “The Silver Linings Playbook.”
The “Munich” star may have to lose some muscle (and hair) to play Weiner.
A left-field choice, but the veteran actor has the Weiner looks and has played a rickety character or two in his day.
Sacha Baron Cohen
His schedule is open after leaving the Freddie Mercury biopic.
A little young, but LaBeouf is going to play a sex addict in Lars von Trier’s upcoming film “Nymphomaniac.”
The least known actor of the group, Jacobson would have to hit it out of the park in the audition, but he might just be able to pull it off.
She already stars in “The Good Wife.”
A little young, but she’s matured since “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”
Winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s best actress award for “A Separation,” Hatami is familiar with portraying a character in a difficult marriage.