Thursday, December 13, 2007

And You Thought "JFK" and "Nixon" were Bad? Oliver Stone to Film Ahmadinejad Documentary

Speaking of dupes of Iran, American film director Oliver Stone has received the go-ahead from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to film a documentary about the Iranian President. Filming is slated to commence in February 2008.

Given Stone's loose grasp on reality, so evident in his prior "historical" work, such as "JFK" and "Nixon," one wonders whether a biopic might be more the ticket for Stone's newest project. May we suggest Sean Penn to play Ahmadinejad? After all, Penn is fresh back from his recent visit with Venezuela's Hugo ("I coulda been a dictator") Chavez, whom Penn praised on the David Letterman Show as a leader who has "done incredible things for the 80% of the people who are very poor there." (Despite this celebrity endorsement, over 50% of Venezuelan voters shortly thereafter refused to make Chavez President for life.) And we all know what good friends Chavez and Ahmadinejad are. (See photo far left.)

In light of the writer's strike, Oliver Stone may require some plot help. I have the high concept, and it's very consistent with Stone's fastidious adherence to truth. The film will portray how George W. Bush stole the 2000 U.S. Presidential election from Ahmadinejad, by fixing the Florida vote. An intrepid reporter (who absolutely must be played by Keith Olbermann) discovers the conspiracy when he notices that the returns from the heavily Jewish precincts of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties do not reflect the popularity of their favorite son Mahmoud.


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