Monday, May 2nd 2011
Last night’s announcement by President Obama that Osama Bin Laden had finally been found and killed is a sobering reminder of lives lost on 9/11. There will be those who will find it a reason to celebrate, but for many of us, the emotions resulting from the news will be complex and take while to digest.
So, thank god there’s Hollywood! I’ll bet my Grandmother’s plastic hip that no fewer than 200,000 movie treatments for the Osama Bin Laden movie are now making the rounds to studio execs. From romantic comedies to gritty documentaries – the treatments will flow, eventually whittling down to one big summer blockbuster. The question remains, however, who will be the lead? What modern day film thespian has the chops to take on the roll of a lifetime? To play a man feared by the entire population of the earth, save his mom*?
It came as no surprise that, when posed with the question, my friends on Twitter had some ideas. I then backed them up with science. Comedy science…
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