Anthony Scaramucci's White House Stint Might Be Made Into A Hollywood Movie — REPORT
If you're already feeling a confusing sense of nostalgia for the man who graphically roasted White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, you are far from alone. According to a report from TMZ, an unnamed major Hollywood producer might be picking up a movie about Anthony Scaramucci's time in the White House, a prospect you can already imagine selling out theaters nationwide.
Reports reveal that the Hollywood producer reached out to the former White House Communications Director himself to pitch the idea of developing either a sitcom series or feature film about Scaramucci's 10 days in the White House.
According to the original TMZ report, the two possible working titles for the production are either 10 Days in July or Attack of the Swamp Monsters. Both titles leave room for all of the political drama and childish beef that went down during Scaramucci's week and a half in the White House. The report says the comical production would be about "an outsider assuming power in D.C. to the great dismay of longtime political hacks who go straight for the jugular," which sounds like everything you'd hope and dream of.
While details are yet to be confirmed, even the idea of a filmmaker capturing Scaramucci's White House drama sounds too absurd (and potentially lucrative) to pass up.
Idk why but I really want Rob Lowe to play Scaramucci whenever this inevitably becomes a movie pic.twitter.com/k5j08O8V9c— Peyton Sanders (@peypeylepui) July 28, 2017
For those who need a debriefer on the drama and potential plot line for the coming film, Scaramucci, nicknamed "The Mooch," served as the White House Communications Director for a mere 10 days before Trump let him go, reportedly at the behest of his new chief of staff, John Kelly.
The swift removal came just days after Scaramucci's NSFW rant to New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza in which he called Priebus "a paranoid schizophrenic," made graphic sexual claims about Bannon, and threatened to fire his entire staff if Lizza didn't reveal his source for a leak.
The now infamous phone call featured Scaramucci attempting to pry from Lizza his source, and when it was clear that it wouldn't be revealed, The Mooch resorted to the colorful ranting that reportedly lost him his high-profile job.
NYTimes made history by going all the way with Scaramucci quotes. 1st time that language has been in Times. https://t.co/1wA3s0Ae76— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) July 28, 2017
While his stint in the White House certainly provides enough fuel for a film already, reports that Scaramucci's wife filed for divorce while nine months pregnant adds even more pathos to the possible arc of the film.
Rest assured the country will be waiting with bated breath for more details about this potential movie, because certainly, there's plenty of plot to mine here.