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Rudy Giuliani will be the subject of two new documentaries

It's probably a safe bet that Giuliani himself will not be participating

Rudy Giuliani made a memorable movie appearance in 2020, in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, where the former New York mayor-turned-Trump attorney spouted some ridiculous conspiracy theories before appearing to make a clumsy pass at Borat’s daughter (Maria Bakalova).

The “performance” earned Giuliani a pair of awards at this year’s Razzies, including Worst Actor and Worst Combination, between Rudy and his zipper. 

Now, following the news that Giuliani’s office was recently raided by federal agents, there’s word that a documentary is in the works about the controversial ex-mayor. Two of them, in fact.

Deadline reported this week that two different documentary features are in the works about Giuliani. One, to be directed by Zach Heinzerling and Gabrielle Schonder, is already in production, while another is in the works from the team behind the Hulu documentary WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn. The former film is based on a 2020 magazine article called “What Happened to America’s Mayor?” 

It’s not clear how the two documentaries will differ in their approaches to the ex-mayor, how much of his career they would cover, or whether they will arrive on streaming services or in theaters. It’s probably a safe bet that Giuliani himself will not be participating in the project. 

I’ve suggested it before, but I’d really like to see a multi-part documentary about Rudy’s entire life and career, in the tradition of the Oscar-winning OJ: Made in America. Spend whole episodes on his prosecutions of the mob, of the crime crackdown during his mayoralty, on 9/11, on his post-9/11 buck raking, and ultimately on his last act as a Trump sycophant, likely culminating in some type of criminal trial. 

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