With the New Hampshire win in his back pocket, Funny or Die has decided to finally release the long-lost Donald Trump biopic The Art of the Deal: The Movie. And who better to portray the billionaire himself? Johnny Depp, of course. Jack Sparrow is nearly unrecognizable under that wig and make-up, and he gives one heck of a performance in this forgotten TV movie from a bygone era.
Accomplished actor and director Ron Howard hosts this autobiographical look at how Trump acquired his fortune. It arrives from Funny or Die just as the presidential hopeful took the New Hampshire primary away from the other Republican prospects vying for the White House. As Howard explains it, the movie was written, directed and stars Donald Trump himself.
This colorful expose is a treasure from a forgotten age, when TV just wasn't what it is today. And people anxiously awaited their small screen movie-of-the-week. The footage was believed to be long lost. The only remaining copies were said to have been destroyed in the great Cybill Shepherd blouse fire of 1989. But as luck would have it, a pristine copy was discovered at a yard sale in Phoenix, Arizona. Funny or Die describes the biopic as such.
"Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn't come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of negotiation, real estate, and high-quality brass in this illuminating made-for-TV special feature."
Johnny Depp is surrounded by an amazing cast in The Art of the Deal: The Movie. Ron Howard's Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler is game to play along. And we get Alfred Molina, comedian Patton Oswalt, Andy Richter, Kristen Schaal, Stephen Merchant and Jack McBrayer all appearing in some capacity. Before you vote for Donald Trump, make sure you take a minute and watch this stirring biopic. It might just be the role of Johnny Depp's lifetime.