OMG: Laura Dern Is Kitty
Ok we knew HBO was doing this movie about the Florida recount. Boring!, we thought. We thought totally wrong. Because Laura Dern is playing Katherine Harris, in casting that is totally wrong but somehow brilliant. Wrong, because, well, it really should be Glenn Close (or Ellen Barkin??). But brilliant because Laura Dern's trashy alternate personality in Inland Empire basically is a down-on-her-luck Kitty Harris and that is exactly how she should play it. David Lynch should also be directing instead of the Austin Powers dude (Harry Dean Stanton as James Baker! Bill Pullman as Bush and Balthazar Getty as Gore! And vice versa!) but we'll take what little rays of sunshine we can get.
Spacey to Star in HBO's 'Recount' [Variety]