They’ve also begun thinking about a dramatisation of the documentary. The outline is approved and the film is eight weeks out from a first draft. “My first idea for Billy was Johnny Depp,” Gordon said of the famously mullet-ed arcade legend. “Ed Norton I thought would be good. It’s really not about the hair, it’s about the eyes. It’s got to be a real actor.” For Wiebe, Cunningham said he’s “partial to Greg Kinnear.” Gordon suggested Nathan Fillion from the movie “Waitress.”
They think there’s enough meat in the story to fill a feature film, bringing up a moment (sadly, captured only on audio) where Wiebe, on the verge of a new record, is…hit on the ass with a broom by his son. Who needed him to “wipe my butt”. I don’t know about Johnny Depp, but you put Donkey Kong and a shitty butt up on the silver screen, you’ll be thanking the academy and the good Lord Jesus Christ before you know it.