Damien Lewis was recently announced as the actor who would portray former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in the upcoming film called Run This Town. The casting decision led a lot of observers wondering how the lean Homeland and Billions star could transform himself into a man like Ford.
The answer is a lot of makeup and prosthetics, apparently. eTalk captured images of Lewis arriving on set in Toronto, later emerging from his trailer looking like a completely different person… a reasonable facsimile of Ford.
You’re going to have to check this out for yourself.
— etalk (@etalkCTV) April 24, 2018
Damian Lewis as Rob Ford is nightmare fuel pic.twitter.com/6s8FIJauTN
— rob trench (@robtrench) April 24, 2018
Be the Damian Lewis halfway dressed to play Rob Ford you wish to see in the world pic.twitter.com/QVfJZezsxt
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) April 24, 2018
Run This Town reportedly tells the tale of a fictional up-and-coming journalist, while Lewis’ Ford character is actually a minor role in the film. Images of Lewis as Ford certainly won’t play a minor role in generating buzz for the film, though.