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President Obama Tries to Break into the Film Industry

Producer and studio mogul Harvey Weinstein recently sent a letter to President Obama rejecting his film proposal. “The President sent me a book the other day and said, ‘Why don’t you make this into a movie?’ … I can’t tell you [what it was]. It was a spy novel,” Weinstein recently told The Times — according to Digital Spy. “I sent him an email back saying he was the most overqualified book scout I’ve ever had,” Weinstein quipped.

Last week the President attended campaign fundraisers in Beverly Hills, hosted by Harvey Weinstein and media exec Peter Chernin. He previously hung out with Weinstein at a private dinner and screening (the movie Bobby) in 2006, so it’s easy to see why the prez felt comfy playing cinema scout. We just hope that the book wasn’t furthering the generic-thriller-novel-at-the-airport-gift-shop adaptation cause that Hollywood is so in love with.

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