In the grand custom of Dumb Money and Cat Person, one other story that the web was extra invested in than any common folks is getting a film adaptation. This time it’s the wacky saga of now-former congressman George Santos, who was expelled from his place within the federal authorities… days in the past. This comes from Deadline, which says HBO Films is creating an adaptation of Mark Chiusano’s The Fabuloist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, And Very American Legend Of George Santos, a e book that got here out… days in the past.
So that is all occurring fairly quick, however this can be a story value putting whereas the iron’s sizzling. 2024 is an election yr, and there’ll most likely be far more wacky issues occurring than a congressman allegedly utilizing marketing campaign funds on OnlyFans and Botox, stealing bank card data from donors, mendacity about producing cursed musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, explaining that he meant “Jew-ish” when he mentioned he got here from a Jewish background (he claimed that his grandparents escaped the Nazis in World War II), and so many different issues that the “False biographical statements” part on his Wikipedia web page is longer than the time he really spent in Congress (badum tsssh).
This HBO film, which comes from Veep and Succession government producer Frank Rich, will probably be a “forensic and darkly comedian take a look at the loopy, unprecedented congressional race on Long Island that led to Santos being elected to Congress.” Deadline additionally describes it as a “Gatsby-esque journey of a person from nowhere who exploited the system, waged warfare on fact, and swindled one of many wealthiest districts within the nation to realize his American Dream”—which looks as if an announcement that offers Santos an huge quantity of credit score.
Also, whereas everybody received a kick out of Santos allegedly scamming congress and Republican voters, let’s not overlook that he’s additionally dealing with actual felony costs over a few of this. That means the story continues to be happening, and a few related stuff may nonetheless find yourself occurring.