PATERSON, NJ - Chris Christie and Barack Obama inked a deal to play Abbott & Costello in a remake of a classic film – Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein.
This weekend President Barack Obama flew to New Jersey to survey the flood damage. He was met at the airport by New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. The two men immediately hit it off.
“It was like they were best friends their whole lives,” said a source closet to President Obama. “They both love Earth, Wind & Fire, they’re both lawyers and they both love junk food. They were like ‘brothers from a different mother.’”
Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein was also with the two political leaders and he immediately saw the cinematic potential of the two men working together on-screen. He told them they should play Abbott & Costello in a movie.
The two men immediately took to the idea and they stood up and did the “Who’s On First” skit, which surprisingly both men had memorized.
Chris Christie is the perfect portly size to play Lou Abbott and Barack Obama is slim enough, and tall enough, to be Bud Costello. Abbott is described usually as dumb and happy and Costello is clever and sly. They are perfect.
“It was amazing to watch them together,” said Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary. Chris Christie does a dead-on impersonation of Lou Abbott and Barack Obama just kills as his straight man.
Weinstein signed both men up for a remake of the classic film, “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.” The men agreed to the terms quickly. “The only part of the deal where there was some conflict was about the role of Frankenstein. “Christie wanted George Soros to play Frankenstein, and Barack Obama wanted Rush Limbaugh to play Frankenstein.” In the end they settled on Justin Bieber for the role. “They want to have full star power for the movie,” Weinstein said.
Weinstein said the film won’t start shooting until both men have more time – which he speculated would be in February 2013.
Christie and Obama are already in meetings about their new roles.