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John Mack Thinks Danny DeVito Should Play Lloyd Blankfein In Film Version Of Financial Crisis

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As previously mentioned two seconds ago, HBO has bought the rights to Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big To Fail. Last night at a talk hosted by Stern, John Mack mentioned the flick, and asked Paulson who he thought should play him. Paulson said "a young Paul Newman," which, actually, would've be perfect if the movie took place forty years ago.

Ever the modest bird watcher, Hank momentarily reconsidered and offered “I’m afraid you’d have to bring back Yul Brynner.” Then Mack, who's clearly been enjoying his new role as Morgan Stanley gadabout in-residence said that his part should go to Robert DeNiro and that the role of Lloyd Blankfein? Should be taken on by Danny DeVito. So: burn bitch! Supposedly he was just kidding but in every joke lies a glimmer of truth.


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