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Variety: Seth Rogen, Michael Keaton to Star in John McAfee Movie

Huzzah, both of my passions in one.

Seth Rogen, Michael Keaton to Star in John McAfee Movie

Keaton will play McAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software. McAfee cashed in his fortune, left civilization, and moved to the jungle in Belize, where he set up a compound of guns, sex, and madness.


Rogen will portray Wired magazine investigator Ari Furman, who accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee’s escalating paranoia, slippery reality, and murder.

That certainly is perfect for Hollywood to adapt, isn't it. Though it will almost certainly be even more heavy-handed on the fiction. 

If they're aiming to be Awards Bait, The Founder didn't do so hot, and Hollywood isn't keen on adapting to new technologies. But this may just be fictionalized to give Michael Keaton another Best Actor nomination ala Birdman.

He also sought the Libertarian Nomination in the 2016 election. Didn't know that. Maybe no one wanted to randomly popping up to press the full featured version of his presidency when you try to edit a document or use a search engine. Though he seems to be trying again in 2020, with cryptocurriences being a big selling point. 

Better try to educate most of the US population on what that is in the next year, buddy.

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