The mainstream media cannot stand Donald Trump.
Around-the-clock left-wing coverage of his White House ranges from dishonest to laughably dishonest.
But as much as they hate Trump, he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to their ratings.And now he’s a about to make a splash in Hollywood that will surely have the media abuzz.
Hollywood is set to make a biopic about Donald Trump’s rise to power in the contentious New York real estate market.
The movie will undoubtedly be biased, and could potentially be an all-out hit piece, but this illustrates just how fascinated big media is with Trump.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Donald Trump is getting the big-screen treatment in a film called The Apprentice that will dramatize his rise to power, focusing on his early influences like attorney Roy Cohn.
Gabriel Sherman, special correspondent to Vanity Fair, who also authored a book about late Fox News founder Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice in the Room, has been tapped to write the original screenplay for Amy Baer, who is producing the pic through her Gidden Media.
“As a journalist, I’ve reported on Donald Trump for more than 15 years,” Sherman said Wednesday in a statement. “I’ve long been fascinated by his origin story as a young builder coming up in the gritty world of 1970s and ’80s New York. This formative period tells us so much about the man who today occupies the Oval Office.”
Sherman already has some Hollywood credentials, as his Ailes biography is being adapted for television. Showtime and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television are developing the project, with Oscar-winning writer-director Tom McCarthy executive producing.
Baer founded Gidden in 2012, and the company is currently readying Mary Shelley, a biopic of the author behind Frankenstein starring Elle Fanning, for a May 25 release by IFC Films.
“Gabe is an extraordinary storyteller as well as an impeccable journalist. The timeliness of this subject, combined with Gabe’s professional pedigree and integrity, makes this a rare alignment of talent and subject,” said Baer.
The film has credible names behind it including Showtime, “Whiplash” producer and horror impresario Jason Blum, and Oscar-winning writer-director of “Spotlight” Tom McCarthy.
Hollywood seems particularly fascinated with Republicans when it’s time to influence an election. Michael Moore’s propaganda documentary “Fahrenheit: 9/11” was released in 2004.
In 2008, Oliver Stone’s George W. Bush biopic “W.” was released, as was the film “Recount,” which centered around Republican Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, portraying her as aloof and fame-seeking.
In 2012, the film “Game Change” was released, which framed Sarah Palin as a rube instead of a successful governor of a state.
With all this in mind, “The Apprentice” will undoubtedly be released in 2020, and it wouldn’t possibly take a centrist opinion.
But as Trump has shown thus far in his presidency, obvious smears against him become less and less effective.