Hollywood wasted little time in revising projects to reflect the killing of Osama bin Laden — and now comes the comedy.
Funny or Die! released a video this morning featuring Will Ferrell as President George W. Bush, standing in a Sizzler buffet line and visibly triumphant over the killing of a gopher who’d been pestering him in his yard. It’s not going to endear Ferrell to the right, but the left will laugh. Sunday night is starting to seem so long ago…
Among the most interesting reactions to Bin Laden’s death comes from Lawrence Wright, the journalist-screenwriter who spoke on Monday to Terry Gross of NPR’s “Fresh Air.” As DeadlineHollywood points out, the CIA tapped him to try to come up with scenarios of what the U.S. should do if it got Bin Laden. But Wright also credits Hollywood for its creativity in helping the intelligence community. The complete interview is here.
Kiefer Sutherland, who made a career of post-9/11 scenarios on “24,” sent this Tweet on Tuesday: “Sometimes real life is better than fiction. The world is a safer place.” (Politico)
Rob Lowe says flew with the terrorists of 9/11 in a “dry run” 11 days before the attacks, told of the fact by the attorney general of Maryland. He told “The View” that he nearly had to testify in the trial of al Qaeda leader Zacarias Moussaoui. (Huffington Post).
And CIA director Leon Panetta already has picked out who should play him in the capture Osama pic: Al Pacino. (Politico)
Get up and Dance: Michelle Obama does “The Dougie” and “The Running Man.”