Hollywood’s Trump Derangement Syndrome just hit a new low.
The Black List is an anonymous survey of the year’s best film scripts. It’s generally an indicator of movies that will be critical successes.
Previous Black List scripts which became successful films include “Argo,” “Juno” and “American Hustle.”
This year’s just-announced list has a curious entry.
The script, dubbed “Barron: A Tale of Love, Loss & Legacy,” “imagines President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son attempting to thwart his presidential ambitions.”
… the screenplay imagines a younger Barron, “fearing the devastating impact that his father’s presidency would have on his personal life, his country and the world at large.” In light of this fictional dilemma, Barron “sets out to sabotage his father’s 2016 campaign.”
Variety notes the script doesn’t currently have money attached to it. How long will that last?
Both Hollywood and cultural elites repeatedly target the First Child in order to smite the President. Legendary actor Peter Fonda of “Easy Rider” fame tweeted his wish for the youngster to be imprisoned with a sexual predator last year. The actor later apologized for the ghastly Tweet (“I went too far.”) but suffered no professional consequences.
Fonda died earlier this year.
Katie Rich, a writer on NBC’s far-left “Saturday Night Live,” got suspended from the show in 2017 for tweeting out a Barron Trump joke. The “gag?”
“Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.”
Comedy maestro Judd Apatow also used the young Trump to mock his pappy during a 2017 stand-up appearance.
“You ever see the look on [Barron Trump’s] face when Trump’s talking?” he asked. “People are like, ‘Is there something wrong with him?’ No! He knows his dad’s a f***ing a**hole!”
More recently, Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan weaponized the child’s name as part of a lame anti-Trump dig. Her comments came during an impeachment hearing, and the blowback was swift and potent.
“So while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said. She, too, later apologized.
The Barron Trump script may nor may not become a film, but it’s not the first time a Blacklist script cruelly targeted a Republican figure.
Three years ago Will Ferrell briefly signed on to play a dementia addled Ronald Reagan in wacky comedy meant to satirize the president’s second term.
Ferrell quickly backed out of the project after a public outcry.