We reported back last week that Homeland and Billions star Damian Lewis was to play former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in a new movie. Well, that movie, titled Run This Town, is no in-production as these set photos show. The actor is virtually unrecognisable in the prosthetics and large suit that he wears for he role, as these first set images show.
The movie will follow a reporter (Ben Platt) who attempts to expose a scandal involving a politician who doesn’t play by the rules. The politician’s aides, played by Nina Dobrev and Mena Massoud, try their best to handle him and keep the story suppressed.
Ford was mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014 and was the subject of many a controversy during that time. Video surfaced of him smoking crack cocaine; he was accused of sexual assault and he argued publicly with staff while intoxicated, as reports the trade.
Check out the first set images below.
Oh wow – Damian Lewis as Rob Ford – this is creepy as hell pic.twitter.com/eunGEEwBfQ
— Gabriel Hurl (@gabehurl) April 24, 2018
Can we talk about Damien Lewis’ transformation into Rob Ford?? pic.twitter.com/YptYNvW8kC
— Bryn Elise Sandberg (@brynsandberg) April 24, 2018
Be the Damian Lewis halfway dressed to play Rob Ford you wish to see in the world pic.twitter.com/QVfJZezsxt
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) April 24, 2018