Ideal Ken Paxton Movie Cast Features
McConaughey as Trial Star Who Sizzles
September 11, 2023
Matthew McConaughey may want to hit the tanning booth and lose the furry ring on his face as the runaway choice for the role of the flamboyant lawyer Tony Buzbee in the cast for a potential Hollywood epic on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's impeachment saga.
Buzbee stole the show in the trial's first week with eloquent oratory, piercing cross-examinations, the hatching of a conspiracy that stemmed from a vivid orange glow that sizzled on a richly-tanned face when he was shown on live TV.
McConaughey would give a still-untitled Paxton project a second A-list superstar if Ryan Gosling signed sign on as the second protagonist named Ken after crushing it in Barbie. McConaughey has a hint of Buzbee in his own face with the furrows of age and eyes that grow side and sparkle with intensity.
McConaughey has valuable experience as a lawyer in films like Time to Kill, The Lincoln Lawyer and Bernie. He could stay at home with the movie filmed in Austin where he lives as Texas born and bred. And he has experience playing guys with tans in films such as The Beach Bum, Fool's Gold and Surfer, Dude.
Gosling remains the pick here for the role of a lifetime as the fearless, defiant and carefree state lawyer who bills himself as the new Davy Crockett. Gosling has played attorneys in films almost as much or more than McConaughey - and he has a wealth of experience in roles in movies about scandalized politicians, crooked cops and gangsters and personal dramas that revolve on marital infidelity.
The supporting cast might have to be substantially more affordable to live within a realistic budget. The possibilities in such as case include Courtney Cox and Samara Weaving to play Angela Paxton and Laura Olson respectively as the top female roles. Natalie Portman and Emma Stone would be excellent if the producers wanted to cough up the money for a cast with all the best parts restricted to Academy Award nominees and winners from the current century.
But Cox is a familiar face that transcends generations as a star of the television show Friends and a long list of movies including Scream 1-4 and VI. Weaving is an Australian who is not as recognizeable to the average Texan. But people often confuse her with Margot Robbie - the star of Barbie.
Some prospective male names for other key parts may have to take pay cuts and even work for scale just to be in the movie. This group features Paul Rudd as lead House investigator and prosecutor Andrew Murr, Jeff Bridges as Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick the trial judge and venerable veterans Joe Pesci and Gary Oldman as Rusty Hardin and Dick DeGuerin - the legendary lawyers who are representing the House.
We will be making recommendations for backups with lower price tags as the trial unfolds. Stay tuned ...