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Trump Election Story ‘Russian Roulette’ in Development as Movie at CBS Films
Variety ^ | April 5, 2018 | Dave McNary

Posted on 04/05/2018 6:51:40 PM PDT by EdnaMode

CBS Films has optioned Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s “Russian Roulette,” the story of the Russian attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The book is currently on top of nonfiction titles on the New York Times bestseller list. Isikoff and Corn will serve as executive producers. Nick Wechsler, whose credits include “American Assassin,” is on board to produce.

The deal, announced Thursday, came following an auction of the movie rights. It was made on behalf of the Ross Yoon Agency by Hotchkiss & Associates. Wechsler is represented by Carlos Goodman at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

“Russian Roulette” explores Moscow using hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploiting WikiLeaks to disseminate information in order to affect the 2016 election. Isikoff and Corn detail the alleged spying and political feuds against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, along with the ties between Russia and members of Trump’s inner circle.

Trump has repeatedly insisted that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia, calling such accusations “fake news.” Special counsel Robert Mueller has not yet implicated the Russian leader or established the collusion with Trump’s campaign.

Mark Ross will oversee the project for CBS Films. The news was first reported by Deadline.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2016election; bookdeals; carlosgoodman; cbs; cbsfilms; davidcorn; film; hollywood; isikoff; markross; mediawingofthednc; michaelisikoff; moviedeals; movies; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nickwechsler; nigerflap; partisanmediashills; plamenamegame; presstitutes; propaganda; putin; rossyoonagency; russia; russianroulette; russiarussiarussia; seebs; trump; wikileaks
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So this will be a comedy?
1 posted on 04/05/2018 6:51:40 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

This film will have all the veracity of the movie called “Truth.” Which is to say, none.


2 posted on 04/05/2018 6:53:01 PM PDT by Richard Axtell (So, this is the Third World! What happened to the first two?)
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To: EdnaMode

Ninety minutes of looking at a blank wall with no dialogue.


3 posted on 04/05/2018 6:55:56 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Fedora

Corn...Isikoff movie deal bump


4 posted on 04/05/2018 6:57:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: EdnaMode

Do they see the irony of the film costing hundreds of times more than the Russians spent on Facebook ads during the election? Hell, the catering will probably cost more!


5 posted on 04/05/2018 6:59:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: EdnaMode

Who will play Seth Rich?


6 posted on 04/05/2018 7:02:20 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I'm still somewhat onboard but very disappointed. Not so much "Winning" lately.)
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To: piasa

Operation Mockingbird’s 70-year tradition of using CBS for domestic propaganda continues.


7 posted on 04/05/2018 7:04:00 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: EdnaMode

8 posted on 04/05/2018 7:04:01 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: EdnaMode

Who will play Seth Rich?


9 posted on 04/05/2018 7:08:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: EdnaMode

Can’t wait for the cbs movie on how Shillary rigged the nomination against Bernie.


10 posted on 04/05/2018 7:16:31 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: EdnaMode
The book is currently on top of nonfiction titles on the New York Times bestseller list

Wrong category.

11 posted on 04/05/2018 7:18:30 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: EdnaMode

I’m betting it’ll be released in late summer, just before the Fall elections. The entire Hollywood elite should be regulated by the Federal Elections Commission.


12 posted on 04/05/2018 7:27:48 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: kaehurowing
Ninety minutes of looking at a blank wall with no dialogue...

They could get tons of folks to go to the movie by giving a copy of this best-seller book to each viewer:


13 posted on 04/05/2018 7:29:14 PM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: EdnaMode

... Geeze .... There is no outcome yet so how can you write a freakin’ plot .... Sheesh! ...... Well ... Unless .... YA! It must be a new “Three Stooges Move” .... Ya .... that’s it ..... “Three Stooges.”..... That’s the ticket!


14 posted on 04/05/2018 7:34:58 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: ClearCase_guy; BenLurkin

Ryan Gosling?


15 posted on 04/05/2018 7:35:25 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

I predict it will be released in the summer and fall of 2020, during the election campaign, to try to influence people’s votes.

Michael Moore freely admitted that his movie, Farenheit 911, came out in the summer of 2004, to influence that year’s election.


16 posted on 04/05/2018 7:42:43 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Uranium One FBI Informant Is Revealed: Will Testify, Provide Evidence

17 posted on 04/05/2018 8:43:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Oh yeah?   Then what's all that radioactive residue all over your red dress there, and on the big wads of money in your lead-lined purse?!?!?

18 posted on 04/05/2018 8:49:04 PM PDT by Songcraft ("Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
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To: EdnaMode
The Left loves its Hollywood versions of history. The biggest pack of lies that we all swallowed was "The Social Network" film about FaceBook. As I'm reading up on Leader Technologies, IBM, etc., development of the social networking software, it says that the Suckerberg film was total fiction.

I can just imagine what CBS's Trump story will say. Sheesh. It's corrupt from top to bottom. Arrest them all.

19 posted on 04/05/2018 8:55:37 PM PDT by Scooter100
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Michael Isikoff's reaction to TRUMP's WINNING WAYS... LOL

20 posted on 04/05/2018 8:56:06 PM PDT by KavMan
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