While it’s easy to poke fun at Johnny Depp for some of the choices he makes (“Mortdecai“), he can really turn it on when he wants to (“Black Mass“). And the actor hilariously goes for it, leading the big comedy surprise which has just dropped, and should take the wind out of the sails of Donald Trump‘s victory in New Hampshire last night.
Funny Or Die has released the mock documentary “The Art Of The Deal: The Movie,” featuring Depp as Donald Trump (yes, really) and a star-studded cast including Ron Howard (who narrates), Alfred Molina, Robert Morse, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Lloyd, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Tymberlee Hill, Alf, Jordan Coleman, Joe Nuñez, and more. Jeremy Konner (“Drunk History“) directs, and Kenny Loggins wrote the theme song.
The concept is that ‘The Art Of The Deal’ is a long-lost movie made by Trump in the 1980s but that has only recently been unearthed after Howard wrestles it away from a woman at a yard sale. The project was shot last month, and Funny Or Die editor-in-chief Owen Burke was desperate to keep the surprise.
“The plan was to move really fast because we thought Trump would go away, as least as a presidential candidate,” he told The New York Times. “When he bizarrely didn’t go away, we had a little more time. But that meant keeping the secret for longer.”
Well, details of the project didn’t leak, which makes the discovery this morning all the more exciting. Watch below.
Update: Additionally amazing? Watching Depp take off his Trump makeup. It’s horrifying.