Entertainment behind the scenes
The tale of John Edwards’ personal and political downfall will be coming to a movie theater near you.
But who will play the disgraced politician?
Aaron Sorkin, best known for penning the hit White House drama series “The West Wing” has bought the rights to the book penned by Andrew Young — the former aide to the Democratic presidential hopeful throughout his affair with Rielle Hunter.
Sorkin described Young’s book “The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’ Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down” as a “first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up.”
The entertainment and political world is already agog with speculation on who will land the role of the former golden boy of Democratic politics.
from Tales from the Trail:
Her belly button is showing. And that's not all that's revealed by Rielle Hunter in a GQ interview.
She's the other woman who had the child that former presidential candidate John Edwards admitted fathering. That was of course after his former aide, Andrew Young, claimed to be the father to protect Edwards and then wrote a tell-all book about the cover-up. Edwards and his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, have since separated.