About a week ago, Dennis Quaid, Julianne Moore, and Michael Sheen signed on for an HBO film written by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) called The Special Relationship, a de-facto sequel to The Queen about the partnership between Prime Minister Tony Blair (Sheen), President Bill Clinton (Quaid), and First Lady Hillary Clinton (Moore). Due respect to Morgan and Sheen, but why keep exploring politicians who are so 20th century when Her Majesty yet again finds herself at the center of a PR scandal connected to a much younger media darling, namely First Lady Michelle Obama?
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the clip below, and prepare to have your minds blown!
Now add the feather ruffling caused by the Obamas’ royal gift of a showtune-filled iPod, and the fact that the monarch reportedly said to the first lady, “Now we’ve met, will you please keep in touch?” and I think we’ve got ourselves a ready-made plot for The Queen, Part II: The Special Relationship. I’m sure Helen Mirren would be happy to take on the role that won her an Oscar again, and I personally vote for Viola Davis to take on the part of our protocol-busting first lady. Tell me, P-Dubs, am I crazy? Or crazy like a fox
hounded by a hunting party led by Prince Charles?