Hey, Mr. Trump, who do you think should play you in an upcoming TV movie?
The answer: No one alive today.
That's the word from Donald Trump (search) himself, who was reacting to the news that ABC is developing a TV movie about his life.
"I guess they consider me a ratings machine and ... as long as it's accurate, I have no problem with it," Trump said Wednesday. "Look, they want to take advantage of what's happened with me with respect to television and the great success of 'The Apprentice.'" (search)
ABC's movie, confirmed by the network Wednesday after it was reported in the Hollywood Reporter, has not yet been cast. The script draws mainly from a book about the Trump real estate dynasty, "The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire," (search) by Gwenda Blair.
Trump said he has not read the book.
No airdate has been set, nor a title chosen for the picture, whose executive producers are Robert Greenwald -- producer of a 2003 CBS TV movie about Enron, "The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron" -- and Barbara Lieberman, producer of CBS's Jackie Gleason movie from 2002, "Gleason," starring Brad Garrett.
So which star does The Donald think is the only one worthy of wearing his trademark hair?
"Well, ideally, Cary Grant (search) reincarnated," Trump said. "He's the ultimate."
As for the stars of today, Trump said, "Off the cuff, I can't think of anybody I'd be particularly thrilled with. The world of movie stars today is not what it was 50 years ago."