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Posted on 07/16/2010 8:12:30 AM PDT by Libloather
Estranged aide to John Edwards reaches movie deal
By MIKE BAKER
9:18 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An insider's account of John Edwards' affair and the lengths he went to hide his mistress will be developed into a movie, a former aide to the two-time presidential candidate said Thursday.
Andrew Young said that he has reached a deal with writer and producer Aaron Sorkin. He declined to discuss the terms of the agreement, but Sorkin confirmed he had acquired the rights to Young's book, "The Politician."
"This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up," Sorkin said in a statement. "There's much more to Andrew's book than what has been reported and I'm grateful that he's trusting me with it."
The book detailed how he helped hide Edwards' mistress during the candidate's second campaign for the White House. Sorkin was the writer of the play "A Few Good Men" and the television series "The West Wing."
"He was the perfect one to write this," Young said. "I was really impressed by him and really impressed how he was focused on the tragedy of this rather than the tawdry."
Young declined to speculate about which actors might play which parts.
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Can;t touch Clinton so we get Edwards on the big screen .
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Mark Halperin, scummy political news editor for Time, formerly for scummy ABC Disney,
He'll make the Edwards character a Republican Evangelical Christian and Reille will be his homosexual lover.
That part made sense to me - Kerry picked him - he couldn’t easily diss him. But if someone really wanted to read between the lines, the coolness was probably there.
The other interesting thing was that in 2004 Kerry made Edwards promise to a “non-compete” - that Edwards couldn’t go up against Kerry, unless Kerry decided not to run. I think I remember that playing out at the time - Edwards waiting for Kerry not to run - out of “loyalty” it was said at the time - when in fact it was a quid pro quo.
Charles E Jordan Senior High School. Perdogg and Andrew Young (Class of 1984), and Carly Fiorina (Class of 1976).
Any human family, even one of 310 million members, is driven by the level of dysfunction and aberration within that family.
Now that you mention it, I remember that agreement also.
Yep...the moral of the story will be that ‘evil Republicans and their two Americas’ drove him to do all those evil things.
Bush’s fault, ya know.
Wow, Carly graduated from Jordan HS too?
Elizabeth Edwards = played by Stepfanie Powers.
Rielle Hunter = played by Lindsay Lohan.
John Edwards = played by Rachel Maddow.