I really REALLY thought we were done with this guy.
Rick Santorum is in early talks on a movie project with Hollywood producer Stephen McEveety.
Rumors have been buzzing throughout Harrisburg that Santorum was connecting with McEveety, who produced Mel Gibson blockbusters such as “Braveheart,” “The Passion of the Christ” and “We Were Soldiers,” on a project.
“I am not doing anything with Mel Gibson,” said Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Penn Hills who now is a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a conservative Washington think tank.
“I am doing something with a movie project, but it is in the very, very early stages of the project,” he said. “The only Gibson connection is that the guy that I am doing this with used to work for Gibson, but he does not now.
“Producer Steve McEveety worked on some very spectacular movies. … He is extremely talented, and I am looking forward to working with him.”
The story follows three Iranian brothers who take disparate paths in their lives, including one who becomes a terrorist.
At this point, Santorum’s project doesn’t have a title, and no decision has been made on where it will be filmed and whether it could end up giving the Pittsburgh area’s film industry a boost.
“One of the things I always say about Southwestern Pennsylvania is that we can double for anything as long as it doesn’t require a beach or a desert,” said Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office. “If it requires a desert, we can’t do it.”
Are you seriously kidding me? Please say youre joking. Wait, this could be good. This could be GREAT even. Better than Jack Frost. OK, Rick. I’m in. You make sure there is a talking camel, maybe a mummy and one scene with tits, and you can have my bandwidth. I won’t buy it, rent it, or see it in the theatre (let’s be real…it will be a straight-to-Blockbuster deal…) But I WILL download it for free.