Friday, December 9, 2011

DC's Best Mayor Ever

Now I'll have to subscribe to HBO, because I have got to see the Marion Barry bio-pic:

HBO Films is developing an untitled television biopic centered on former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, whom [Eddie] Murphy would play should the project move forward, a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

Spike Lee is attached to direct with John Ridley (Red Tails, Da Brick) to pen the script. Murphy, Lee and Ridley would all serve as executive producers as the Washington Post first reported.

Journalists Harry Jaffe and Tom Sherwood have been tapped to consult, along with The Nine Lives of Marion Barry filmmakers Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer. Jaffe and Sherwood penned a book published in 1994 entitled Dream City detailing politics in D.C.

Barry served as the D.C. mayor from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999, and is currently a member of the D.C. City Council representing the city's eighth ward. In January 1990, Barry was caught smoking crack cocaine at the Vista International Hotel in downtown and was arrested on drug charges, serving six months in prison.

Untitled? Allow me to suggest a title - "I'm Addicted ... To Public Service"

You're welcome, Spike Lee.


Anonymous said...

TSB: Speaking of justice and HBO movies tune in Dec 16th: Bradley Manning will get a fair trial except he won't be allowed any witnesses! (Who needs that when the Prez already declared him guilty?) gwb

“The government seems to argue that in matters of justice, if you have too important of a position, you should not be bothered,” Coombs writes. “Military justice should not be controlled by the importance of your duty position.”

TSB said...

POTUSs can indeed be made to testify - Paula Jones v. Bill Clinton - but Coombs is way overreaching in this case. Courtroom theater.

And if he wants to argue that Manning didn't cause any damage when he released half a million diplomatic cables, then he should first plead Manning guilty and afterwards call for a damage assessment to mitigate sentencing.

Anonymous said...

Let's wait and see which HBO movie is the best. I bet Manning beats
Barry! gwb