Damian Lewis To Portray Controversial Politician Rob Ford

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actor Damian Lewis is set to play Toronto’s scandalous former mayor Rob Ford in an upcoming biopic entitled Run This Town.

Lewis will be joined by Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev, and Mena Massoud, with the production currently underway filming in Toronto. Actor/producer Ricky Tollman will make his directorial debut with the project.

Damian Lewis is reportedly being fitted with a special prosthetic to portray the morbidly obese politician, who passed away from cancer at the age of forty-six in 2016. Ford was regularly in the news for scandals involving public intoxication, substance abuse, and alleged sexual assault. He was even caught on camera smoking crack, but still stayed in public office after the fact.

Very few details are currently known regarding the plot of Run This Town, save for that Ben Platt will be playing a reporter with a lead on a scandal involving Rob Ford, which his aides (Dobrev, Massoud) will be trying to kill.

No release date has been set for Run This Town. Damian Lewis can currently be seen in starring in season three of Showtime’s Billions.

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