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Donald Trump is considering which members of his inner circle should be part of his cabinet should he win the presidency on Tuesday, and one person on his list is a Hollywood insider: Steven Mnuchin, who recently executive produced The Accountant with Ben Affleck and Sully starring Tom Hanks.
Trump appointed Mnuchin the finance chairman of his campaign in May, and is apparently impressed by his business acumen.
While the Trump campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment, Fox Business reported Thursday, citing people with direct knowledge, that Mnuchin could be in line for treasury secretary.
Other cabinet possibilities include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for Attorney General and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for Homeland Security secretary.
Mnuchin is a former Goldman Sachs partner who formed Dune Capital Management and is chairman of Dune Entertainment Partners, which was founded in 2006 and has provided funding for Avatar and some X-Men movies.
Mnuchin merged Dune Entertainment with Brett Ratner and James Packer’s RatPac three years ago to create RatPac-Dune Entertainment, which co-produced American Sniper and Mad Max: Fury Road.
A year later, Mnuchin invested in Relativity Media and joined Ryan Kavanaugh’s company as non-executive co-chairman, but left just before Relativity filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last summer.
While Mnuchin is the odds-on favorite, according to Anthony Scaramucci, a Fox Business contributor and hedge fund executive close to the Trump campaign, there are others in the running for treasury secretary, including former CNBC host Larry Kudlow, Steve Moore of the Heritage Foundation and former Bear Stearns economist David Malpass.
Mnuchin, who has previously supported Democrats — including Trump’s rival for president, Hillary Clinton, when she ran for the Senate — has grown very close to Trump during the difficult campaign and is now “one of his most loyal deputies,” according to Fox Business.
Mnuchin hasn’t only raised money for Trump, including at a fundraiser attended by some Republicans working in Hollywood, but he also is playing a role in developing the candidate’s economic policies that would reduce taxes and regulations.
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