I…what? Was this Alan Greenspan’s idea (who suggested his part be played by David Hasselhoff)? Other interesting casting calls:

• Tony Shalhoub — John Mack (he’d wanted Robert DeNiro, so, awk)
• James Woods — Dick Fuld

More confirmed names:

• William Hurt — Hank Paulson
• Topher Grace — Jim Wilkinson
• Cynthia Nixon — Michele Davis
• Billy Crudup — Timothy Geithner
• Ed Asner — Warren Buffett
• Kathy Baker — Wendy Paulson
• Dan Hedaya — Barney Frank
• Joey Slotnick — Dan Jester
• Michael O’Keefe — Chris Flowers
• Ayad Akhtar — Neel Kashkari

Cynthia Nixon, Paul Giamatti Returning to HBO Via Wall St. [The Wrap]

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    Hilary Swank.

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    … and Wallace Shawn as Lloyd Blankfein …

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    I said it once and I’ll say it again:

    HP: Bruce Willis
    DF: Robert de Niro
    JD: Mark Harmon
    LB: Gollum
    VP: Kal Penn
    KL: Christopher Walken
    JM: Dan Hedaya
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    …wait…Danny Noonan as JC Flowers? In that case, Ken Lewis should be played by Rodney Dangerfield (RIP).

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    I won’t be satisfied unless they rewrite history to include a “John Galt” speech which dominates the airwaves — hopefully written and performed by Alan Greenspan.

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