Former “Daily Show” correspondent Rob Corddry has snagged the role of press secretary Ari Fleischer in Oliver Stone’s upcoming presidential biopic “W” reports MTV News.
Since his departure from Jon Stewart’s fold, Corddry has had strong success in various supporting roles in such comedies as “Blades of Glory,” “Unaccompanied Minors,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Semi-Pro,” and upcoming features like “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” and “What Happens in Vegas.”
Fleischer served as press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush from January 2001 to July 2003. He in many ways was the public face of the Government’s more cautious and closed approach after the 9/11 attacks. He later became an important figure in the scandal about the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name to the public.
Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Thandie Newton and Ioan Gruffudd have already been cast as George W., George Sr., Laura, and Barbara Bush, as well as Condoleezza Rice and Tony Blair, respectively.