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Sunday, February 17, 2013


The entertainment world is all in an uproar over the announcement that Jason Reitman will be staging an all female version of David Mamet's real estate/curse word extravaganza "Glengarry Glen Ross" for the latest edition of his hot-ticket live read.

All roles have been cast, save for the role of Alec Baldwin's one-scene walk-off steak knife offerer "from downtown...on a mission of mercy." Granted, this role was not in Mamet's original play and crafted specifically for the silver screen but, really, not having Alec Baldwin's role in "Glengarry Glen Ross" going forward would be like watching that one episode of "Seinfeld" where Jerry Stiller wasn't Frank Costanza.

So......who should play this part for Reitman? Well, I considered concocting a Top 5 but that was, of course, unnecessary. The choice is clear. I expect it to be made soon (now).

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