Final casting call for actors to play NYC politicians

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Steve Buscemi rehearse for the Inner Circle Show.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Steve Buscemi rehearse for the Inner Circle Show.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Steve Buscemi rehearse for the Inner Circle Show.

Final casting call for actors to play NYC politicians

In a movie about city government, who would be in your dream cast?
December 3, 2018

Last week, we asked our readers to nominate actors and actresses who ought to play leading figures in New York City government. This week, we’ve narrowed down the choices – and we’re giving you a chance to pick your favorites. We’ll take reader input into account before rolling out our dream cast later this month. Cast your votes below.

Who should play Mayor Bill de Blasio?

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Will Ferrell
53%
Brad Garrett
23%
Chris Noth
12%
Elliot Gould
12%

Who should play City Comptroller Scott Stringer?

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Matthew Broderick
38%
Wallace Shawn
32%
Paul Giamatti
20%
Richard Dreyfuss
10%

Who should play Council Speaker Corey Johnson?

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James Corden
55%
Jack Black
35%
Chris Pratt
6%
Leonardo DiCaprio
5%
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