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Yup, that Rob Ford book already has a movie deal

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 10, 2014

Rob Ford movie dealCrazy Town by Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, a.k.a. one of the only people to have ever seen the infamous Rob Ford crack video, is hot off the press but it looks like the film rights have already been acquired. Doolittle is fresh from her appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the books are selling like, well, crazy (it's at #1 on the Amazon.ca's bestsellers list). The tell-all book details the incidents leading up to and surrounding the ongoing scandals at City Hall, and no one will be surprised to hear that the story scored a film deal. Or at least, some kind of movie deal.

Producer Daniel Iron's Blue Ice Pictures, formerly Foundry Films (Cairo Time, Watermark, Inescapable starring Marisa Tomei), has nabbed the rights, and while Blue Ice apparently has "offices in Los Angeles, London, Johannesburg, and Cape Town," those offices might just be phone booths judging by this Weebly page. Will this be a CanCon blockbuster, or a terrible TV movie starring some guy who looks nothing like Chris Farley? All we know is the answer to "does Rob Ford deserve more celebrity status?" remains a solid "no."

Photo by Andrew Williamson

Discussion

47 Comments

JT / February 10, 2014 at 11:14 am
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I wouldn't surprised if the Fords are behind that book.
Sheriff Buford T Justice / February 10, 2014 at 11:23 am
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A shame PS Hoffman died....perfect for the role
Todd Toronto / February 10, 2014 at 11:40 am
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A well-made movie about Project Traveller would be fascinating.

This? I dunno.
Sean / February 10, 2014 at 11:49 am
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@Sheriff: Hoffman, in my opinion, would have aced Conrad Black in a movie.
Jeff / February 10, 2014 at 11:53 am
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His Story is still being written - I know some people want to be the first to be out with a book or movie BUT the best is still yet to come, we haven't even reached the climax yet!!!
Todd Toronto replying to a comment from Sheriff Buford T Justice / February 10, 2014 at 11:56 am
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He's already played a Torontonian ("Owning Mahoney").

Lilian / February 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm
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"those offices might just be phone booths judging by this Weebly page" hahaha
Tanya / February 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm
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Unless I'm mistaken, Blue Ice group is the company that redeveloped Bloor Cinema with HotDocs, so they're not as sketchy as the weebly page suggests.
Tee / February 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm
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Is this production company run by Heisenberg? Blue Ice? Huh?
Don / February 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm
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So SETH ROGAN it is!!
iSkyscraper / February 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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The thing is, what's the play? Is it a Lifetime-channel emotional rise and fall? Is it a political thriller? Is it a dark comedy? A tale about being a notorious celebrity? An after-school special about substance abuse?

The ending will determine where this goes. All Blue Ice is doing is speculatively locking up the rights to the first half of the saga so that when Rob overdoses, or wins re-election, or gets tried for murder they can repackage this to a bigger producer.

As for who could, one day, play Ford - keep an eye on Val Kilmer. He's getting old, he might put the weight back on, and with the right hair he could totally do it.

http://www.biography.com/people/val-kilmer-9542051
http://www.onlinemovieshut.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/val-kilmer.jpg
Zippy28 / February 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm
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This doesn't bode well. My guess is can-con movie of the week, or at the very least low-budget Canadian Indie with Canadian Screen Awards aspirations. Rob Ford will be played by someone like Sean Cullen. Paul Gross as Doug Jr. Gordon Pinsent as Doug Sr. Wendy Crewson as Renata. Throw in a hack director like Jerry Ciccoretti and bam! Instant M.O.R. Canadian biopic.

Bradley / February 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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Rick Roberts was just saying he'd like to play Ford having tackled Layton and Harper:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/after-playing-layton-actor-rick-roberts-tries-harper-on-for-size/article16713130/
I'm so excited! / February 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm
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Can't wait for the Sandro-Rob 90 minute washroom cubicle meeting! Probably the climax of the movie!
Broseph / February 10, 2014 at 01:22 pm
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Larry Joe Campbell. Of all of the names suggested, he looks and sounds the most like Rob Ford.

http://www.wikistar.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/946993_699704046736298_1191640043_n191.jpg
Tammy / February 10, 2014 at 01:47 pm
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SO who gets the cash from the movie deal Robyn Doolittle or the Toronto Star as she was working for the Star when doing all the research/investigation that has now been sold?
James / February 10, 2014 at 01:53 pm
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Matt Damon with a few extra pounds as Rob Ford

Daniel Radcliffe as Daniel Dale

Fran Drescher as Robyn Doolittle
xRTGx / February 10, 2014 at 01:54 pm
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It's gonna be a documentary, folks. Not a movie.
Title? / February 10, 2014 at 02:03 pm
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Jackass Presents: Bad Mayor
Slo-Motion Scene? / February 10, 2014 at 02:05 pm
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Sandro & Rob in the Cubicle
the lemur / February 10, 2014 at 02:32 pm
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When/where was that photo taken?

It almost looks like there are orange bubbles of intoxication floating up from Ford.
Tony / February 10, 2014 at 03:10 pm
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Rob & Sandro: The Inside Story

Ford & Lisi: The Inside Story
Sam / February 10, 2014 at 03:19 pm
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The Ford Brothers: Rise of an Empire
Sam / February 10, 2014 at 03:20 pm
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Rob Ford: The Last Airbender
Sam / February 10, 2014 at 03:43 pm
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I am Rob: I made a mistake. I am human.
d / February 10, 2014 at 04:58 pm
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You know who would be the best person to play Rob Ford? Rob Ford! I don't think anyone else could do it justice.
Danny replying to a comment from d / February 10, 2014 at 05:21 pm
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Agreed. It would be the perfect colab,

Rob Ford as Rob Ford in Rob Ford journey to the edge of city hall
Best title / February 10, 2014 at 07:15 pm
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Bad Mayor: Nature & Nuture
Marlon B. / February 10, 2014 at 07:17 pm
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I am Rob, Frankenstein of Toronto
Irwin Mimico / February 10, 2014 at 07:24 pm
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Mr. Ford should sue the crap out of that robyn Doolittle!
blob / February 10, 2014 at 07:37 pm
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The Blob, part II.

From part I:
A mysterious creature from another planet, resembling a giant blob of jelly, lands on earth. The people of a nearby small town refuse to listen to some teenagers who have witnessed the blob's destructive power. In the meantime, the blob just keeps on getting bigger.
Mr. Mimico should sue the crapout of that mother and father of his. / February 10, 2014 at 08:19 pm
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Look at his inability to think! Wow!!Wow!
Irwin, The Blob From Mimico! / February 10, 2014 at 08:58 pm
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Starring: The Etobicoke Blob, Robasshat Fordfuck
Sam / February 10, 2014 at 09:00 pm
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I am Rob; I am a mistake; I am not human!
Sam II / February 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
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Rob Ford, The Last Fartbender
Sam II / February 10, 2014 at 09:02 pm
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The Ford Bros: The Rise of Hot Air
Best_title2 / February 10, 2014 at 09:21 pm
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Bad Mayor: Nature VS. Nuture
Drew / February 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm
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Adam Sandler as Alessandro Lisi
Richard / February 11, 2014 at 12:38 am
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Nice. Trailer has been out for quite some time though: http://tinyurl.com/robfordthemovie
The Walking Deadfords / February 11, 2014 at 11:37 am
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Starring any zombie from F**d Nation.
Wade / February 12, 2014 at 05:57 am
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Staring some Liberal actor living off of grants p, produced off of government grants and tax breaks
r-b f--d / February 12, 2014 at 07:17 am
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I luv Sandro & coke! I hate gays & so do you! I hate...everyone who is not me! You suck! I'm in a stupor! Sorreee!Sorree!Subways!Mr. Submarine!
Rob Ford / February 12, 2014 at 05:13 pm
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I'm honest about lying.
Climax!Climax!Climax! / February 14, 2014 at 07:07 pm
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Fordlisi!Fordlise!Fordlisi!
Rob's ass stinks / February 26, 2014 at 04:34 pm
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Yup give the fat fucker more money cause he needs it. I went to school with the fat fuck and I even partied with he and his brother. I know what they're all about. Money, drugs, lies , booze. I guess that's what sells these days. I predicted the movie and book months and months and months ago. Rob can kiss my hairy nuts.

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