This is gonna be ‘uge! Fresh off of the news that Johnny Depp will be stepping into the unseeable shoes of Universal’s The Invisible Man, word of an even bigger role has emerged. It turns out that Depp played current Republican frontrunner for President, Donald Trump, in a “lost film.” Supposedly directed by Trump in the 80s and based on his bestselling book “The Art of the Deal”, this Funny or Die movie is period-appropriate from Trump’s hairdo to his unending hubris. It’s easily my favorite performance from Depp in years, probably because his over-the-top style and spot-on Trump impression are played so perfectly. The folks over at Funny or Die originally filmed this in December, wanting to keep it hush-hush in order to get it together quickly before the Trump fad burned out; with Trump winning the New Hampshire primary last night, it looks like the joke might really be on them.
Also featuring Ron Howard, Alfred Molina, Robert Morse, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Lloyd, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Tymberlee Hill, Alf, Jordan Coleman, Joe Nuñez, and Jeremy Konner, Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie is available for your viewing pleasure right friggin’ now.
Check out the trailer and synopsis below, followed by the full 50-minute biopic, which you can watch over at Funny or Die:
Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn’t come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of negotiation, real estate, and high-quality brass in this illuminating made-for-TV special feature, Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie.