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March 20, 2006

Sarandon Withdraws from Sheehan Project

Manhattan: Susan Sarandon, actor and Oscar Winner for 1996's Dead Man Walking has been rumored this week to have been in talks here in New York for an upcoming bio-pic on the Vacaville, California mother and anti-war protester, Cindy Sheehan.

Ms. Sarandon and her long-time partner, Tim Robbins, are known for being vocal about their politics and this project has been seen as a perfect vehicle for Ms. Sarandon who first protested war in Iraq in 2002, calling for "resistance" to the invasion.

However, Ms. Sarandon issued a statement through her publicist today saying only that as much she wanted to work with Ms. Sheehan on this project that scheduling and certain physical aspects required of the role were beyond her at the moment.

"I have the utmost respect for Mother Sheehan," the publicist quoted, "and am sorry I could not commit myself fully to this project."

Contact with the project's organizers found them disappointed but moving forward.

"Of course we are disappointed that Ms. Sarandon won't be able to portray Cindy Sheehan. However, we are fortunate enough to already be in negotiations with another award winning actor of international fame who seems to be a perfect fit for the role."

Gerard Depardieu could not be reached for comment at this time.

(credit to commentor B Moe who made this suggestion at Wizbang)

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Posted by Darleen at March 20, 2006 08:23 PM


dont *dont* tell me they really called her mother Sheehan...

Posted by: Jane at March 20, 2006 09:16 PM

Methinks (thanks, Jane) Ms. Sarandon didn't want to ruin her girlish figure.

And holy CRAP, Depardieu DOES look like her!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAAAA!

Posted by: Beth at March 20, 2006 09:53 PM

"I have the utmost respect for Mother Sheehan,"

Now I want to go punch that publicist in the nutsack.

Posted by: Beth at March 20, 2006 09:54 PM

Well, if she were *really* serious about this project Jane, she'd have called her Peace Mother Sheehan.



Posted by: Cassandra at March 21, 2006 01:24 AM


Wow, the likeness is incredible - they could be brothers!

Posted by: Beth Donovan at March 21, 2006 03:58 AM

Whoa.... Separated at birth?


Good one, Darleen!

-- R'cat

Posted by: Romeocat at March 21, 2006 04:33 AM

LMAO!! Darleen you are awesome!

Posted by: caltechgirl at March 21, 2006 08:16 AM

certain physical aspects? Like, say, Sarandon being good looking, with a spectacular bosom to boot? The work that Charlize Theron did to "get in shape" for Monster was amazing, but getting Sarandon to look like Saint Cindy would be proof that God exists, seeing as it would be a miracle and all.

It's pretty darned mean comparing Cindy to Depardieu. I'm certain that his publicist will be complaining soon.

Posted by: physics geek at March 21, 2006 02:25 PM


Posted by: MayBee at March 22, 2006 07:05 PM

Try Jeff Daniels.

Posted by: RW at March 23, 2006 03:21 AM