Andrew Young recently sold the movie rights for his book, “The Politician,” about John Edwards sordid affair with Rielle Hunter. The mistress who single handedly brought down his political career and ruined his marriage. Of course, it takes two to tango but Rielle Hunter was definitely relentless in her pursuit to win Edwards heart. She may not have won the grand prize but she did get his DNA and a love child with the former Presidential candidate.
The big question is which movie star should play John Edwards in the movie. In a new People poll, 63% voted for Dennis McQuaid with his awesome good looks and his cheesy grin, he should be a top candidate. In second place, is James Spader at 13% and a distant third is Tom Cruise with 10%. Personally, I think Tom Cruise would be a top contender. He’s the right age and can pull off that slimy political charm that most candidates have. Also, Tom Cruise equals box office gold. What about Andrew Young? Dermot Mulroney would be a good choice.
No word on who will play villainous Rielle Hunter. Not a fan favorite, I’m sure there would be several actresses in Hollywood who would love to sink their teeth into that role. Meg Ryan would be a good choice but maybe a bit too messy since Dennis is her ex hubby. No word on when production will begin, the juicy book, is definitely a must read.