Who Should Star In Dallas Ebola Movie?

Apparently, Bryan Burrough’s Vanity Fair piece on the Dallas Ebola crisis has been optioned for a movie. Naturally, it’s time to speculate on casting. I haven’t had a lot of time to think about this, so this is off the top of my head, but probably insanely insightful and spot-on, as usual. For county commissioner Clay Jenkins, I’d say this photo of the original Alfafa from the Little Rascals gang; we’ll find a voice soon.

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Rawlings is actually pretty easy: a Travolta-esque comeback role for the autopilot from Airplane!



  • Critic

    John Wiley Price as the Ebola patient that dies at Presbyterian Hospital.
    His acting fees could help pay the appointed attorneys because he is so indigent

  • space2k

    I was born to play “Racist DMN Commenter #2”.

  • OldLakeHighlander

    Thomas Eric Duncan (Patient Zero): Idris Elba
    Louise Troh (Fiancée): Beyonce
    Nina Pham: Nguyễn Thùy Lâm
    Amber Vinson: Gabrielle Union
    Judge Clay Jenkins: Mathew McConaughey
    Mayor Rawlings: Jason Alexander
    Male Presbyterian Hospital Administrator: John Ratezenberger
    Female Presbyterian Hospital Administrator: Megan Amram
    Emergency Response Staff: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
    CDC Personel: Chevy Chase

    • John O’Neill

      I like it, only I would replace Jason Alexander with Chris Noth.

  • TheGuy

    Amber Vinson could be played by Rachel Dolezal, especially now that her NAACP gig fell through.

    As for Bentley, I would suggest Peter Dinklage.

  • Raymond Crawford

    Mike Rawlings- Chris Noth