LOS ANGELES (AP/CBSLA.com) – One day after GOP candidate Donald Trump finished in first place in the New Hampshire primaries, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp decided to take it upon himself and release a mock online documentary with himself playing the role of the outspoken candidate Trump.
“Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie” was released Tuesday on the Funny or Die site with narration by Ron Howard, music by Kenny Loggins and co-starring Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Merchant, Alfred Molina, Henry Winkler and Andy Richter.
Trump’s best-selling advice book helped in giving this 50-minute online film its title. This film pretends to be a TV special that Trump tossed away when it got pre-empted by a football game.
The film takes direct shots at Trump, insisting that he is maniac and a buffoon. It was written by Joe Randazzo, a former editor of The Onion, while Jeremy Konner, a creator of the television series “Drunk History,” directed the spoof.
It was produced — and kept a secret — by Adam McKay, a co-founder of Funny or Die, which also counts Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow as principal partners.
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