A producer working for the B-movie franchise Sharknado has admitted that he was close to landing president Trump in the upcoming third installment.
According to David Latt, the producer of the god-awful franchise, he revealed to the Hollywood Reporter that the current president of America was in serious talks to play the role of commander-in-chief and was "thrilled to be asked" before his bid for the presidency scuppered the casting.
The idea to cast Trump as a fictional president was first entertained by the franchise's star- the former 90210 actor and ex- Celebrity Apprentice contestant Ian Ziering- who believed the much-maligned public figure would have made a good president in the Sharkondo universe.
However, after getting pretty far into the negotiation process, Latt received an email from one of Trump's lawyers informing him of his client's campaign for the White House.
The role eventually ended up going to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, although the producers' number one pick was Sarah Palin, an outspoken supporter of the Tea Party movement and former governor of Alaska.
Perhaps because of the feud that already existed between Cuban and Trump- he has long been an outspoken critic of the president- Trump's lawyers were quick to message the producers once news of Cuban's casting had been announced.
Latt said, "We immediately heard from Trump’s lawyer. He basically said, ‘How dare you? Donald wanted to do this. We’re going to sue you! We’re going to shut the entire show down!'”
However, Trump's lawyer told the Hollywood Reporter he had no recollection of the angry correspondence.
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