Ventura Joins Sizemore In Cast Of ‘The Drunk’

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura will portray the governor of Indiana in the movie “The Drunk” now filming in Terre Haute.

The former wrestler and occasional actor joins veteran actor Tom Sizemore in the cast.

Terre Haute natives William Tanoos and Paul Fleschner of Tanoos Fleschner Productions wrote the film in which Tanoos stars as the fictitious grandson of 20th century labor leader Eugene Debs running for governor of Indiana. Fleschner plays his attorney and campaign manager, and Sizemore portrays a corrupt prosecutor Debs is running against for the Democratic nomination.

Fleschner tells the Terre Haute Tribune-Star that Ventura agreed to join the cast after about a month of talks.

The producers said they hope to have the film ready to distribute amid the 2012 election season.

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  • Lord, Help Us All

    Good Lord, just when my out of state friends had backed off on the Bachmann & Pawlenty jokes now this moron re-enters the media. Minnesota politics is like a parrallel universe where anybody can become famous

  • justaxnspend

    Jesse, Please come back to mn and run for Gov !! We need you !! Again!!

  • fact

    Sounds like a big budget film lol, Tom Sizemore geez can you pick a more washed up actor

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