POLL: Who Should Play John Edwards on the Big Screen?

POLL: Who Should Play John Edwards on the Big Screen?
From top left: George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Dennis Quaid, James Spader. Center: John Edwards
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04/05/2010 AT 01:45 PM EDT

The latest speculation out of Hollywood is that Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, could be interested in making a movie out of The Politician, the memoir by former John Edwards aide Andrew Young about his boss's fling with Rielle Hunter.

Which raises an interesting casting choice: Who would play Edwards? There are a number of intriguing possibilities:

George Clooney. Magnetically charming, always up for a good political fable.

Tom Cruise. Familiar with risky business.

• Ralph Fiennes. English, which means you know he's great at a Southern accent.

• Dennis Quaid. Looks the most like Edwards, and is a fellow Southerner.

• Tim Robbins. Political junkie. Actually campaigned for Edwards at one point. Knows the material.

• James Spader. Excels in unsavory environments. Call it Sex, Lies, & Videotape 2.

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