Next Gen 2016: Who Should Play Hillary and Trump in the TV Movie?

8:00 AM 11/11/2016

by THR Staff

THR asked the industry's rising stars to weigh in on the inevitable telefilm: "Cate Blanchett should play Hillary. She could be anybody. Maybe she could be Trump? She should be both of them."

Sarah Paulson and Donald Trump
Sarah Paulson and Donald Trump
Santiago Felipe, Joe Raedle/Getty Images

As part of The Hollywood Reporter's look at the industry's Next Gen 2016, we asked the breakout stars of tomorrow to cast the inevitable television movie about this year's chaotic presidential election.

  • Blair Fetter

    Netflix

    Andrew Dice Clay, Andy Serkis, Meryl Streep
    Andrew Dice Clay, Andy Serkis, Meryl Streep
    Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Jeff Vespa, Noam Galai/WireImage

    "Andrew Dice Clay and Andy Serkis (motion-captured) will have to test for the part [of Trump]. Hillary should be played by Meryl Streep."

  • Nicole Emanuele

    YouTube Originals

    Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett
    Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

    "Cate Blanchett should play Hillary. She could be anybody. Maybe she could be Trump? She should be both of them."

  • Maggie Haskins

    Principato-Young

    Sarah Paulson, Donald Trump
    Sarah Paulson, Donald Trump
    Santiago Felipe, Joe Raedle/Getty Images

    "Sarah Paulson as Hillary. I don’t want to offend any very talented actor by suggesting he play Trump."

  • Peter Dodd

    UTA

    Will Ferrell
    Will Ferrell
    Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

    "Will Ferrell should play them both."

  • Nick LoPiccolo

    John Goodman and Glenn Close
    John Goodman and Glenn Close
    Gary Gershoff/WireImage; Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

    "John Goodman and Glenn Close. If it’s a movie of the week, why not [real] Trump and [real] Ruth Bader Ginsburg?"

  • Braden Aftergood

    Eighty Two Films

    Andy Serkis
    Andy Serkis
    Jeff Vespa/WireImage

    "Andy Serkis should play both."

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