Chris Bundas –
Twitter was a buzz last night when news arose that Alec Baldwin could play a Rob Ford-like mayor of New York in a new television show.
Deadline reported exclusively that Baldwin could portray a politician who smokes crack and “behaves outlandishly” in a one-hour drama series for NBC Productions.
Wells Tower will write pilot for the untitled show and it’s to be executive-produced by Cary Brokaw and the actor himself.
This news comes shortly after Baldwin said he retired from public life in an essay for New York Magazine last February.
Social media users were split on the idea of seeing Baldwin play a character very similar to the controversial Rob Ford.