The assassination of George Galloway by the coward John Rees

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You’ll be thrilled as Palme d’Or winner KEN LOACH moves away from his usual kitchen-sink style to bring you a Hollywood extravaganza based on a classic tale of betrayal and revenge from the Old West.

All the troops of the Governor of Missouri (Gordon Brown) have failed to quash the notorious outlaws of the Galloway Gang. While the press denounce him as an enemy of the people, the legendary George Galloway’s sallies against the railroads, the banks and profiteering landlords have made him a folk hero to the oppressed sharecroppers of Bethnal Green. Galloway seems to be invincible. Or is he?

The outlaw leader has not reckoned on the possibility of betrayal from within his gang. Our drama follows gunman John Rees, who has long been a close follower of Galloway and even served in his personal guard. But recently Rees has become disgruntled by Galloway hogging the limelight, and feels he is not getting his fair share of the spoils. The tense psychodrama mounts as Rees wrestles with his better judgement. Will he screw up the courage to gun down his leader in cold blood? And will Galloway be too caught up in his own legend to see the danger coming?

Starring
JACK NICHOLSON as George Galloway
SHILPA SHETTY as Salma Yaqoob
ALAN RICKMAN as John Rees
KATHY BATES as Lindsey German
SALMAN KHAN as Abjol Miah
DAN AYKROYD as Martin Smith
ANGELINA JOLIE as Judith Orr
EUGENE LEVY as Alex Callinicos
JON STEWART as Mark Steel
RAB C NESBITT as Chris Bambery
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN as the Mysterious Man in Dubai

With special guest stars
ALEC BALDWIN as Tommy Sheridan
and
JACKIE MASON as the late Tony Cliff

You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll just love the film all the critics are calling the new Blazing Saddles!

19 Comments

  1. andy newman said,

    December 19, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    Actually I have always fancied Steven Seagal to play George Galloway. before you dismiss it, just conjure the image of Seagal up in your mind with a beard, a sharp suit and a Monte Cristo, taking on the US senate, and then defeating the entire US army with just a corkscrew and a pair of nail clippers.

    And don’t you think Harry Enfield would be better for Martin Smith, doing a cockney geezer impression?

  2. chris y said,

    December 19, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Eugene Levy is actually a serious dead ringer for the late Ernest Mandel, but I don’t see how you’d fit him in, except possibly as a cackling ghost.

  3. December 19, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    will the film include a part on Galloways past as a Bushwhacker?

  4. December 19, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    A bit of bushwhacking, that’s what we like, twice a day with a nice tumbler of whisky …

  5. Ed Hayes said,

    December 19, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Theres room for an SWM soap opera but I’m afriad it wouldn’t be as big budget as the above. More like the early Fair City or even leave it to Mrs. O’Brien.

  6. Louise Whittle said,

    December 19, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    Nah, Jack Nicholson just aint George Galloway though neither is Steven Seagal (are we talking pre- or post ponytail btw). I think there has to be a role for everyone’s favourite psycho… Dennis Hopper.

    Swap Ken Loach for David Lynch. That’s more like it…ahhhh, Twin Peaks style.

  7. December 19, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    Twin Peaks. Now you’re talking. Great big pointy twin peaks. With vile sexist nipples.

    Did you say Kathy Bates? O-o-o-oh!

  8. Darren said,

    December 19, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    I’m intrigued by the accompanying pic.

    Is that a hollywood mock up pic made to look like all olde worlde? The bloke on the left is the spitting image of a young Dennis Quaid.

    Creepy.

  9. Phil said,

    December 19, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    I would suggest the Brigadier went and had a cold shower and a lie-down in a darkened room, but I’m afraid she might take it the wrong way. As it were.

  10. December 19, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Darkened room? Wrong way? With a satsuma and a catamite? (Catamites are the ones that grow from the ceiling, are they?)

    And a nice tumbler of whisky.

  11. Darren said,

    December 19, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    Harry Enfield as Martin Smith?

    From Loadsamoney to Letsabolishpartydemocracy in under twenty years is a sad trajectory for an otherwise fine comedic career.

  12. December 19, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    A very smart bit of casting for brother Rees and sister German.

  13. Louise said,

    December 20, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Nah, not Alec Baldwin as class-fighter Tommy the other Baldwin bro’, Billy, fits the role perfectly…

    Still unsure about Jack Nicholson, what about the bloke who plays Reubus on telly, Ken Stott?

  14. Doug said,

    December 20, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Kathy Burke as Lindsey German? John Oliver as John Rees?

  15. martinohr said,

    December 24, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Benny Hill as Andy Newman?

  16. margo said,

    January 2, 2008 at 9:56 am

    AN left on cutting room floor, lol.

  17. splinteredsunrise said,

    January 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    The pic is actually an historical one of Frank and Jesse James. And I stand by Baldwin as Sheridan – have you ever seen him with his shirt off?

  18. Madam Miaow said,

    January 7, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Thassamazin’! Coz the one on the right looks like Kevin Costner.

  19. splinteredsunrise said,

    January 8, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Yeah, the one on the right would be Frank James. Jesse having the side whiskers.


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