John Cusack to play shock jock Rush Limbaugh

The Hollywood Reporter confirms John Cusack is developing a biopic about right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh and will also star in the film.

With a working title of Rush, Cusack’s production company New Crime Productions has already announced the film’s director will be Betty Thomas (The Brady Bunch Movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel).

Thomas seems ripe for the position having directed Private Parts back in 1997; a biopic of controversial radio personality Howard Stern.

With a shooting script reportedly near completion, the wait to see Cusack as the 61-year-old shock jock shouldn’t be too long.

“The script would explore the rise and reinvention of American Talk Radio, and Limbaugh’s continued influence and impact over the last three decades in that world,” said a rep for New Crime.

Production is set to begin in 2013.

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