Drop everything. Drop it on the floor, leave behind your responsibilities, and watch this. Watch it now.
Funny or Die, co-founded by Adam McKay, has dropped an hour-long mockumentary about Donald Trump entitled, The Art of the Deal: The Movie. By complete surprise, right in the middle of the Oscar campaign for McKay's last feature length film, The Big Short.
Somehow, this was kept on complete lockdown; which is sort remarkable considering the mere size of its cast. Alongside Depp features the likes of Ron Howard (who introduces), Alfred Molina, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Lloyd, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, and Alf. Yes, the puppet Alf.
Plus, Kenny Loggins wrote the theme song; which is a perfect accompaniment to the film's concept that The Art of the Deal is, in fact, a long lost movie made by Trump himself in the 1980s, based on his hit autobiography, but which has only recently been unearthed in a garage sale in Arizona. Where Ron Howard himself had to physically wrestle it out of the hands of a woman.
"The plan was to move really fast because we thought Trump would go away, as least as a presidential candidate,”" Funny or Die's Editor in Chief Owen Burke told the New York Times. "When he bizarrely didn’t go away, we had a little more time. But that meant keeping the secret for longer."
What's been unleashed is a piece of absolute, wondrous insanity. Written by The Onion's former editor, Joe Randazzo, and directed by Drunk History's Jeremy Konner; The Art of the Deal sees Depp at his absolute prime. Really, this may actually cure you of those icky feelings still left lingering from last year's Mortdecai.