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Watch Johnny Depp Play Donald Trump in Cheeky 'Biopic' for Funny or Die!

5 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie Trailer from Funny Or Die Johnny Depp wins the popular vote for this one. The actor slips into his best Donald Trump mode for a hilarious Funny or Die spoof, impersonating the presidential hopeful in a cheeky biopic that features a slew of star-studded appearances. The faux film, titled The Art of the Deal: The Movie, is a 1980s-set 50-minute romp that jumps off the mogul's best-selling book of the same name - but with a twist. "Thought to be lost in the Cybill Shepherd blouse »

- Alexis L. Loinaz, @alexisloinaz

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Watch Johnny Depp's Shockingly Perfect Impression of Donald Trump in Funny or Die's Hour-Long Parody

6 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

A spellbinding chameleon, Johnny Depp has once again completely transformed himself into one of America's most prominent and colorful characters: Donald Trump.  In a nearly hour long satirical movie by Funny or Die, the Golden Globe-winning actor traded in his celebrity veneer for that of the Republican presidential hopeful. The parody takes place circa 1987 when the real estate mogul had just released his first book, Trump: The Art of the Deal. A #1 New York Times bestseller, the financial guide helped launch Trump's celebrity status as an American tycoon, an era of the Donald's life that is highlighted in this brand new sketch by Funny or Die featuring Depp, Ron Howard, Alfred Molina and »

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Johnny Depp Is Genius as '80s Donald Trump in Epic Funny or Die Video

6 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Johnny Depp is having a yuuuuuuuge day. He was just revealed to be starring in Universal's "The Invisible Man" movie, but first you can see him as the very visible Donald Trump in the 50-minute Funny or Die movie, "The Art of the Deal."

Depp and a dozen other major celebs shot this back in December, and it's being presented now as a "lost film" directed by Trump himself in the 1980s, based on his own 1987 advice book. The "TV movie" starts with an intro from Ron Howard, and includes appearances from 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.

But the real star is Johnny Depp as Trump, and his impression is pretty strong. JDepp is always at his best when he lays it on thick, »

- Gina Carbone

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Donald Trump Gets Funny Or Die Biopic Treatment After New Hampshire Win

6 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The morning after Donald Trump took the New Hampshire primary among Republican hopefuls, Funny or Die unveiled his “long lost” autobiographical movie, which movie host Ron Howard explained, was written, directed and stars the orange-hued real estate magnet-turned-reality TV star-turned-gop front-runner. It was thought to have been lost “in the Cybill Shepherd blouse fire of 1989,” Howard said, but a copy recently was discovered at a yard sale in Phoenix. FoD explained the… »

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Donald Trump Gets Funny Or Die Biopic Treatment After New Hampshire Win

6 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The morning after Donald Trump took the New Hampshire primary among Republican hopefuls, Funny or Die unveiled his “long lost” autobiographical movie, which movie host Ron Howard explained, was written, directed and stars the orange-hued real estate magnet-turned-reality TV star-turned-gop front-runner. It was thought to have been lost “in the Cybill Shepherd blouse fire of 1989,” Howard said, but a copy recently was discovered at a yard sale in Phoenix. FoD explained the… »

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Johnny Depp Playing Donald Trump In A Fake Biopic Is The Weirdest Thing You'll Ever See

6 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Did you know Donald Trump wrote a book? If you.ve heard the man speak for any length of time, you probably do, as he brings this fact up approximately every minute and a half. But did you also know they made a TV movie based on Trump's book, The Art of the Deal? Ok, that last part isn.t entirely true. There.s isn.t a real movie based on the book, but there is a spoof and it.s hilarious, and mildly terrifying. The team over at Funny or Die has put together The Art of the Deal as a 1980.s style movie of the week, complete with ridiculous rock theme song and introduction by Ron Howard. Howard, claims the movie was set to be aired on television in 1988 before being pre-empted for Monday Night Football, a show that aired every week. The film, which is nearly an »

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Johnny Depp is Donald Trump in a 50 minute Funny or Die movie, and it's all we ever wanted

6 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Well, Funny or Die has done it. The site made a movie about Donald Trump, and it's starring Johnny Freaking Depp as Trump (if you thought Depp's Whitey Bulger impression was good, wait until you see his Trump. Just awesome), based on Trump's best-selling book Art of the Deal, and done in the style of an 80s TV movie that never aired, as, Ron Howard explains, it was pre-empted by a Monday Night Football game.  Besides Depp and Howard, the film stars Jack McBrayer, Alfred Molina, Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal, and Henry Winkler as Mayor Ed Koch. Plus a ton of other familiar faces. Like Alf. Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art Of The Deal: The Movie from Funny Or Die »

- Sara Morrison

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Watch Johnny Depp as Donald Trump in Funny or Die Biopic

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the New Hampshire win in his back pocket, Funny or Die has decided to finally release the long-lost Donald Trump biopic The Art of the Deal: The Movie. And who better to portray the billionaire himself? Johnny Depp, of course. Jack Sparrow is nearly unrecognizable under that wig and make-up, and he gives one heck of a performance in this forgotten TV movie from a bygone era.

Accomplished actor and director Ron Howard hosts this autobiographical look at how Trump acquired his fortune. It arrives from Funny or Die just as the presidential hopeful took the New Hampshire primary away from the other Republican prospects vying for the White House. As Howard explains it, the movie was written, directed and stars Donald Trump himself.

This colorful expose is a treasure from a forgotten age, when TV just wasn't what it is today. And people anxiously awaited their small screen movie-of-the-week. »

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Johnny Depp Stars in Funny or Die’s Donald Trump Biopic, Tragically Too Late for Oscar Season

7 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Mordecai. The Wolf from Into the Woods. That little weird French-Canadian detective from Kevin Smith’s Tusk. Johnny Depp has made a career out of transformation, and he’s done it again in Funny or Die’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie. According to director Ron Howard, the 50-minute film adaptation of Trump’s 1987 memoir/business-advice book, directed by Drunk History’s Jeremy Konner and written by @midnight’s Joe Randazzo, was found at a yard sale outside Phoenix. Then again, Ron Howard is a notorious liar. Depp stars alongside Alfred Molina, Patton Oswalt, Henry Winkler, and Kristen Schaal, with Michaela Watkins as Ivana Trump. You can watch the entire film here to see Depp’s miraculous mutation, and you can be goddamn sure when Donald Trump wins the presidency, his first point of order will be getting Johnny Depp an Oscar, which will then be made out of pure brass. »

- Halle Kiefer

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Watch: Johnny Depp Is Donald Trump In 50-Minute Mock Doc 'The Art Of The Deal: The Movie'

8 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While it's easy to poke fun at Johnny Depp for some of the choices he makes ("Mortdecai"), he can really turn it on when he wants to ("Black Mass"). And the actor hilariously goes for it, leading the big comedy surprise which has just dropped, and should take the wind out of the sails of Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire last night. Funny Or Die has released the mock documentary "The Art Of The Deal: The Movie," featuring Depp as Donald Trump (yes, really) and a star-studded cast including Ron Howard (who narrates), 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 more. Jeremy Konner ("Drunk History") directs, and Kenny Loggins wrote the theme song. Read More: 5 Ways Johnny Depp Can Get His Career Back »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch Johnny Depp Star in Funny or Die's Donald Trump Biopic

8 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Donald Trump woke up to more than just a win in the New Hampshire primary Wednesday: Funny or Die have unleashed their 50-minute film The Art of the Deal: The Movie, a faux-biopic centered around the mogul's best-selling business book starring Johnny Depp in the role of Trump.

"Thought to be lost in the Cybill Shepherd blouse fire of '89, The Art of the Deal was a TV movie based on the best-selling Donald Trump autobiography of the same name. In fact, it was written, directed and starred Donald Trump himself, »

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Watch: Johnny Depp Stars as Donald Trump in Funny or Die’s 50-Minute Biopic

9 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

He’s played a host of wacky characters, but Johnny Depp may have found the most outlandish yet. Produced in secret by Funny or Die, the actor has portrayed Donald Trump in Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie, a 50-minute biopic special presented as a lost movie from the 1980s, “directed” by none other than the presidential candidate.

“The plan was to move really fast because we thought Trump would go away, as least as a presidential candidate. When he bizarrely didn’t go away, we had a little more time. But that meant keeping the secret for longer,” Funny or Die editor-in-chief’s Owen Burke tells NY Times. “We had a few people sign nondisclosures, but mostly we just begged people not to say anything.”

Shot in December and also featuring Ron Howard, Alfred Molina, Robert Morse, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Henry Winkler, »

- Jordan Raup

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Johnny Depp Stars as Donald Trump in 'Lost' TV Movie Art of the Deal (Video)

9 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s Johnny Depp‘s hugest role yet.

Funny or Die just dropped a 51-minute video in which the A-lister stars as Donald Trump in The Art of the Deal , a “lost” ’80s TV movie based on the presidential hopeful’s best-selling book of the same name.

VideosDonald Trump, Nobel Peace Prize Contender? Watch ‘Campaign Ad’

The star-studded spoof, narrated by Ron Howard, also stars Alfred MolinaRobert MorsePatton OswaltJack McBrayerMichaela WatkinsHenry WinklerStephen MerchantChristopher LloydKristen SchaalAndy RichterPaul Scheer and Rob Huebel.

Press Play below and say goodbye to your morning. »

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Imagine Entertainment Secures ‘Significant’ Investment from Raine Group

8 February 2016 7:46 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Imagine Entertainment announced Monday that it has received a significant investment from global merchant bank The Raine Group. Imagine, founded and led by Academy Award and Emmy winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, said it would use the money to explore new ways to integrate storytelling and technology. “The ways in which content is created and consumed are transforming faster than ever before, expanding in directions that hadn’t been conceived even a few years ago,” Grazer said in a statement. “The opportunity to extend Imagine’s reach across this expanding landscape is a driving force for us. Through this partnership, »

- Joe Otterson

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Imagine Confirms Raine Group Investment

8 February 2016 7:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Imagine Entertainment has confirmed that it has a new financial backer, the Raine Group.

Variety first broke the news that the merchant bank was putting more than $100 million into the production company behind “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “The Da Vinci Code.” Imagine did not confirm the size of the investment beyond dubbing it “significant.”

Imagine is headed up by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. The investment comes as other top-shelf production companies, among them Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, are on the prowl for new financial partners who will give them the capital to compete in a changing movie and media business.

“The ways in which content is created and consumed are transforming faster than ever before, expanding in directions that hadn’t been conceived even a few years ago,” Grazer said in a statement. “The opportunity to extend Imagine’s reach across this expanding landscape is a driving force for us. »

- Brent Lang

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Superficial 'News,' Mineo-Dean Bromance-Romance and Davis' fading 'Star': 31 Days of Oscar

6 February 2016 6:49 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Broadcast News' with Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter. '31 Days of Oscar': 'Broadcast News' slick but superficial critics pleaser (See previous post: “Phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' Unfairly Neglected 'Swing Shift': '31 Days of Oscar'.”) Heralded for its wit and incisiveness, James L. Brooks' multiple Oscar-nominated Broadcast News is everything the largely forgotten Swing Shift isn't: belabored, artificial, superficial. That's very disappointing considering Brooks' highly addictive Mary Tyler Moore television series (and its enjoyable spin-offs, Phyllis and Rhoda), but totally expected considering that three of screenwriter-director Brooks' five other feature films were Terms of Endearment, As Good as It Gets, and Spanglish. (I've yet to check out I'll Do Anything and the box office cataclysm How Do You Know starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson.) Having said that, Albert Brooks (no relation to James L.; or to Mel Brooks or Phyllis Brooks or Louise Brooks, »

- Andre Soares

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TCM's Oscar Series: Phony Oscar-Winning Biopic, Minor Hawn Classic

6 February 2016 3:07 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'A Beautiful Mind' with Russell Crowe. '31 Days of Oscar' on TCM: 'The Wind and the Lion,' 'The Man Who Would Be King' Turner Classic Movies' “31 Days of Oscar” continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, '16, with more recent fare – as in, several films released in the last four decades. Among these are The Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would Be King, A Beautiful Mind, Swing Shift, and Broadcast News. John Milius' The Wind and the Lion and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King are both 1975 releases featuring “Westerners” (i.e., white people) stranded in “exotic” and potentially dangerous locales (i.e., places inhabited by dark-skinned non-Christians) in the distant past: the former in early 20th century Morocco; the latter in a remote region in colonial India in the late 19th century. (That particular area, Kafiristan, is located in today's Afghanistan.) The thematic similarities between the two films end there, »

- Andre Soares

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Ron Howard, Brian Grazer Ending Their 30-Year Deal With Universal Amid New Money

3 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Feb. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. A new chapter at Imagine Entertainment is about to begin as its long-standing relationship with Universal Pictures comes to a close. The production company — which dates back to 1986, a few years after founders Brian Grazer, 64, and Ron Howard, 61, first teamed up on 1982's Night Shift — is close to finalizing a deal for an investment of more than $100 million from The Raine Group that will allow Imagine to set up new film

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- Gregg Kilday

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Natalie Dormer, Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany And More Star In Spy Thriller Official Secrets

29 January 2016 6:12 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Paul Bettany (Avengers film series, Iron Man film series), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller Official Secrets which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’S Knot).

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) will direct the true story based on the best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. The screenplay is written by Sara and Gregory Bernstein.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producing the feature film and are handling the financing and international sales at the upcoming European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and represents domestic rights.

The film is slated »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins And Harrison Ford Join Official Secrets

28 January 2016 9:40 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paul Bettany (Avengers film series, Iron Man film series), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller Official Secrets which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’S Knot).

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) will direct the true story based on the best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. The screenplay is written by Sara and Gregory Bernstein.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producing the feature film and are handling the financing and international sales at the upcoming European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and represents domestic rights.

The film is slated »

- Michelle McCue

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