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R.J. Cutler is a filmmaker, director and television producer with projects such as the TV series Nashville and the Chloe Grace Moretz-starring movie If I Stay to his name. Now, he’s making waves with his new podcast The Oval Office Tapes and is teaming up with Blumhouse TV to give listeners a comedic take on the imaginary conversations inside the Trump White House.
“It’s a journey into the rooms behind the scenes with the President of the United States and your favorite friends and foes of the President of the United States,” Cutler exclusively told The Hollywood Reporter.
The 10-episode series, that debuted earlier this month, dramatizes the week’s biggest political headlines from the perspective of Trump and other major players in the administration.
“I’m not alone these days in being fairly obsessed with what’s going on in Washington, D.C., what’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and it occurred to me that if we could hear what was going on within the rooms there, the private rooms, it would be interesting, and that’s what The Oval Office Tapes is,” Cutler explained.
The two episodes available now feature fictional conversations with Omarosa, Paul Ryan and even Kim Kardashian. Episode three, premiering this Friday, will feature Brett Kavanaugh’s private recollections of his boozy youth.
Watch the interview above to hear how Cutler teamed up with Blumhouse for the project and how his team is quickly turning the week’s most-buzzed about Washington headlines into comedic gold.
The Oval Office Tapes is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other on-demand audio platforms.
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