City Hall: The movie

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City Hall: The movie

Our dream cast to play top elected officials in New York City government.
December 14, 2018

It has been said that politics is show business for ugly people. But when films get made about politics, glamorous film stars often get cast to play real-life politicians – from Julianne Moore playing Sarah Palin to Hugh Jackman playing Gary Hart to Christian Bale playing Dick Cheney (we won’t even get into who’s playing Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Showtime miniseries – since we think our pick is far better). So, with apologies to the 1996 drama “City Hall,” we decided to assemble a dream cast to play leading figures inside the real-life City Hall.


Mayor Bill de Blasio

City & State's choice: Brad Garrett
Reader’s choice: Will Ferrell


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Comptroller Scott Stringer

City & State's choice: Richard Dreyfuss
Reader’s choice: Matthew Broderick


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Public Advocate Letitia James

City & State and reader’s choice: Queen Latifah


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Council Speaker Corey Johnson

City & State and reader’s choice: James Corden


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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

City & State and reader’s choice: Common


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Brooklyn Borough President Adams

City & State's choice: Ving Rhames
Reader’s choice: Andre Braugher

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Councilman Jumaane Williams

City & State's choice: Jamie Foxx


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Councilman Torres

City & State's choice: Trevor Noah


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First lady Chirlane McCray

City & State's choice: Jada Pinkett Smith


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Former Council Speaker Christine Quinn

City & State's choice: Rosie O’Donnell


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