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Tom Cruise tipped to play film version of John Edwards

The tale of John Edwards'  personal and political downfall will be coming to a movie theater near you.johnedwards

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 whtomcrusieo will land the role of the former golden boy of Democratic politics.

Tom Cruise, who bears a resemblance to Edwards,  Dennis Quaid, George Clooney and British actor Michael Sheen are among the early front-runners in the eyes of the celebrity media.

Rielle’s reality on the Johnny affair

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.

The April issue of GQ points out that all those players in the Edwards soap opera have had their public say except for the woman at the center of the storm… until now.

Edwards: the good, the bad and the diapers

If anyone wanted whiplash today, they should have watched the John Edwards story. USA-POLITICS/EDWARDS-WITHDRAW

First thing in the morning Edwards issued a statement confirming what had previously been gossiped but not proven: he was in fact the father of Rielle Hunter’s 2-year-old daughter.

(No need to count backwards, she was an Edwards campaign videographer during his bid for the Democratic nomination for the White House).