We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have no doubt that screenwriters are already hard at work, working out a plot outline.
The story has everything a tabloid story needs. Only problem, to crank out a halfway-credible story, they will need to discover where the money came from. That's still the mystery, from what I have read.
What actor would you pick to play Epstein? And who to play Ghislaine?
Charlie Sheen could play it asleep since art is like a mirror or something. Going with Winona Ryder based on The Crucible, although her psycho would have to be understated this time - a stretch role. With Robert Downey Jr as Hercule Poirot, Tim Curry as the victoria secret guy and a digitized Mickey Rooney as Bill Clinton.
I can't think of anyone creepy enough to play Epstein except maybe Jack Nicholson. Epstein looked exactly like the Joker from Batman the way his smile turned up at the corners too much. I like Winona Ryder for Ghislaine though.
Yes I thought about Jack too. Good choice. Sheen looks a little more like the real person, although not much more. I was thinking of a Murder on the Orient Express who done it that doesn't take it's self too seriously. A murder -comedy like Get Shorty with narrative-flash backs. How about Danny DeVito as Alan Dershowitz? I think Epstien was a con man so also thinking he accidentally killed himself trying to pull a con around important people taking out hits all the while everyone really does have it in for him and he gets "murdered" by everyone too. Theres got to be a funny way to do that while exploiting all the conspiracy theory creativity. Maybe they could even draw from the Oktoberfest assassination scene in Pink Panther to draw out the incompetence theory and increase suspense. AI infiltrations thwarted by each other, bumbling guards and poor maintenance.
I am imagining a scene with Epstein faking his first near death miss while real assassins and assassin bots take each other out or otherwise neutralize each other because no one expects Epstein to be "offing himself". Maybe some thallium or polonium spiked food cures the rat problem in the building and falling dead rats could be a running joke.