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New York had the right idea when it ran a comparison of the recently uncovered (by the Feds!) Celebrity Poker Ring and the Matt Damon poker film Rounders. But it didn't go far enough: instead of being compared to a poker film, Celebrity Poker Ring should be a poker film. (In fact, if someone hasn't optioned this blog post by noon, I'll eat my lunch.)

Charlie Kaufman, who handled the celebrity relationship with reality with such odd aplomb in Being John Malkovich, could be brought in to write it, and we could maybe get Soderbergh to direct - he seems to manage a certain chumminess among ensemble casts. Casting, of course, is already taken care of: Leo, Tobey, Matt, and Ben can all play themselves. I love the idea of Maguire, the lowest-wattage star of the bunch and also the least intimidating, being the secret mastermind ($110,000 on a single hand!)

All that remains is to select someone to be Brad Ruderman, the hedge fund manager alleged to have lost some $25 million of investors' money to these famous rascals. And even that isn't much of a stretch: hellooo, Bruce Campbell:

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