Anthony Scaramucci's short run in the White House may be getting the Hollywood treatment
There was something properly cinematic about former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and his quick departure from the administration. Apparently, Hollywood thinks so, too. According to TMZ, producers have reportedly contacted Scaramucci about starring in a movie or comedy series based on his life. They’ve asked “The Mooch” to star in a sort of Spin City-type show, with working titles including Ten Days in July and Attack of the Swamp Monsters.
TMZ says the concept would center around an outsider taking a powerful role in D.C. only to be pushed out by “longtime political jokes.” In case you’re wondering, we’re having trouble deciding if this is a sign that the world is actually coming to an end, or the best thing since Sharknado. If there’s anything to be said about Scaramucci, it’s that his comic appeal is practically endless.
There’s also already footage. Filmmaker Andrew Muscato has been following The Mooch around for years, documenting his life. He told The Daily Mail that he “got lucky” when Scaramucci was booted from the White House after just a few days, since the story is practically made for the big screen.
A longtime New York City-based financier, Scaramucci has known Trump for decades, though they haven’t always been on the best terms; he once called the real estate developer and former steak salesman a “political hack.”
Because of in-fighting between him and other Trump aides, including former Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, Scaramucci’s arrival led to some people’s resignations, like the beloved and sorely missed Sean Spicer.
Personally, The Mooch’s tenure also resulted in his wife filing for divorce while pregnant; he missed the birth of his son during his 10 days in D.C.. He also gave a wild interview to The New Yorker in which he threatened to “murder” leakers, and shared his paranoid and vulgar theories about being “c*ckblocked” by his co-workers. In the end, it turned out he was right.
A movie about or starring Scaramucci is likely bound to happen. This is 2017 — of course it is.