Obama’s Next Term? In Hollywood

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

President Obama plays Daniel Day-Lewis playing President Obama in Steven Spielberg's 'Obama.' (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

President Obama plays Daniel Day-Lewis playing President Obama in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Obama.’ (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

Steven Spielberg is working on a new movie. Naturally, he’s following up his successful “Lincoln” with “Obama.”

“As I was thinking about what to do next, in the middle of the night I woke up and it hit me — Obama. I mean the guy’s already a lame duck, so why wait?” the director remarked.

“I needed someone who could dive in and really become Barack Obama,” Spielberg said. So, of course, Daniel Day-Lewis, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of the 16th president, plays the current commander in chief. “He becomes his characters,” the director praised the actor.

If this sounds like a joke, it’s because it actually is. Saturday evening, The White House YouTube channel posted a video made for the White House Correspondents Dinner featuring not only Spielberg, but also amateur thespian President Barack Obama.

 Click here to read more and watch the video.

© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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