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Monday, October 15, 2007

Ho-Ho Goes to Hollywood?

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 8:11 PM

It was inevitable, wasn't it?

This fromThe Hollywood Reporter:

Two of Hollywood's most politically active stars are teaming for a political thriller.

George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio are indiscussions to partner for "Farragut North," based on the upcomingBroadway play by Beau Willimon. Clooney would direct and produce theadaptation, which is set up at Warner Bros., while DiCaprio would starand produce.

Titled after the Washington Metro station that islocated near many lobbyists' offices, the play is loosely based onHoward Dean's 2004 presidential election campaign, during whichWillimon worked for the Democrat.

The story follows a young, idealistic communicationsdirector who works for an inspiring, though unorthodox, presidentialcandidate. During the campaign, his career is done in by more seasonedpoliticos who thrive on poisonous partisan politics, dirty tricks andback-stabbing.

The buzz is that Leonard DiCaprio will play Ho-Ho and Clooney will play Joe Trippi.


Wonder who'll play yours truly in those Sunday-night, off-the-record, Trippi-Freyne rendezvouses at Finnigan's Pub on College Street?

Joe needed someone to vent to - in confidence, of course.

Someone who "understood" Howard Dean.

Yes, indeed.


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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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