HBO is turning Andrew Ross Sorkin's best-selling financial meltdown thriller — based on the 2008 true story! — Too Big to Fail into a movie, and has so far really nailed the cast. Paul Giamatti at Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Ed Asner as capitalist icon Warren Buffett, James Woods as slimy Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld, and of course William Hurt as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
The only one that's off the mark — way off the mark — is Dan Hedaya as House Financial Services Committe chairman Barney Frank. While a talented character actor, Hedaya's best at roles like Nick Tortelli on Cheers, rather than a portly, wise-cracking Congressman from Massachusetts. Damn you, Dom DeLuise, for dying last year!Too Big to Fail is directed by LA Confidential director Curtis Hanson, with shooting scheduled to start yet this fall and a release set for 2011. Posted 10.13.10 by reelz