Just after Donald Trump‘s primary win in New Hampshire, a video was released by “Funny or Die” featuring Johnny Depp as the infamous billionaire casino tycoon turned politician. The parody film “Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie” was released online by surprise, and takes place in the mid-80’s when Trump was in his prime and released a best-selling book of the same name.
Director Jeremy Konner said that, “When we set out to make this film three months ago, this seemed like a much more scathing attack. And what has come out of his mouth since then is a thousand times more insane than anything we might have fictionalized.”
“This is not propaganda — it’s entertainment and comedy, first and foremost. But the reality is that all the people involved in making this think Trump is a clown, a comical character who should not be president of the United States. That point of view is inescapable in the art we make,” he added.
Owen Burke, a new editor for “Funny or Die” came up with the idea, but he did not expect Trump to still be relevant this late in the game.
“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,” Burke said.
“Because we tend to move so fast, we’re usually just slapping wigs on people. But Johnny brought, like, a whole team of professionals to help him get into character. Or at least, style his hair,” he added.
Burke also said that keeping the project secret was essential.
“We had a few people sign nondisclosures, but mostly we just begged people not to say anything,” Burke said.
As we reported earlier this week, Trump made his position on torture very clear during a recent appearance when he said that he would “bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
Watch the full-length movie HERE.
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