Habitual Prank Productions of Los Angeles has purchased the film rights to the “Bridgegate” story. Joshua Hensfeather will direct and Malcolm Prinsley will ink the script.
They last worked together for the film version of the Ironbound Theater Company’s original sequel to Fiddler on the Roof, “What, We’re Moving Again??!!”, which starred tenor Hector Rodriguez as Tevye.
The film set to begin filming in and around Toronto this fall. The Christie Administration would not grant Habitual Prank Productions their needed film permits nor offer any tax incentives to film in the Garden State.
“Toronto has many bridges but none look like the GW Bridge,” opined Chuckie Hoedgson, the Location Scout for Habitual Prank Productions, “So, we will have to CGI it.”“We are disappointed, but understand where Christie is coming from,” said director Hensfeather. “We will make do with Toronto locations; and use CGI for the actual George Washington Bridge.”
Thus far, Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) will play Chris Christie; Jon Lovitz (“Saturday Night Live” & “A League of Their Own”) as David Wildstein; Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) as Bridget Anne Kelly. It is rumored that Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) will cameo as Senator Loretta Weinberg; with David Strathairn (“Good Night and Good Luck”) as Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski.
“It’s a great cast, and we have a compelling story to tell of corruption, traffic, money and power—-all at the core of New Jersey,” added Hensfeather.