Newt Gingrich wants Brad Pitt to play him in the movie. Think a fat Benjamin Button. | EW.com

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Newt Gingrich wants Brad Pitt to play him in the movie. Think a fat Benjamin Button.

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We know Newt Gingrich has a healthy ego but this is getting ridiculous. Politico reports that during a radio interview on Tuesday, the former House speaker was asked, “If Hollywood was going to do a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the role?” Gingrich’s answer: Brad Pitt. “I don’t look like him at all,” Gingrich correctly noted. “He’s thinner,  he’s better looking, he’s younger. But you asked me if I had anyone who could play me in a movie, why not go for Brad Pitt?”

We’re having a hard time visualizing Pitt in the role (although the photoshopped picture to the left helps) but maybe you, fellow PopWatchers, have some better ideas for who should play Newt? William Shatner? John C. Reilly? Andy Serkis? Let the casting notes fly…

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