Prop. 8 Cast Goes to Court ... And Gets Celebrity Doppelgangers
"To be in the courtroom today was remarkable," Ireland said. "We're going to start filming on Friday, edit on Saturday, and have it up by Sunday. It could be a more informed performance, because the actors were there to witness everything."
One modification will include revisiting Chief Judge Vaughn Walker's pronunciation. "He says 'defend-ANT,'" Ireland said, laughing.
The actors are SAG members who have filmed 55 hours of usable footage so far in exchange for not much more than water and fruit snacks. By Sunday, the count will be up to 60 hours.
Though the directors did a commendable job finding willing and able actors -- some of whom have had recognizable roles -- we at The Snitch couldn't help but wonder who would have been cast if the directors had the full financial backing of liberal Hollywood. Their pick of the celebrity litter might have looked more like this:
Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, played by Ray Walston of Fast Times at Ridgemont High fame
Attorney Vincent McCarthy, played by Rainn Wilson from The Office
Attorney Terry Thompson, played by music mogul Clive Davis. Bonus: A motion picture soundtrack featuring Adam Lambert.
Attorney David Boies, portrayed by an ever-so-willing Bill O'Reilly
Arnold Schwarzenegger, played by The Governator himself
You can see the real cast here.
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