Robert De Niro says he'd be keen to play Cuomo in a movie about the pandemic

David Caplan
May 07, 2020 - 1:11 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Robert De Niro has his sights on playing one of the most central figures in the coronavirus pandemic if it's every turned into a movie: Fellow New Yorker, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

When asked by Stephen Colbert during an interview that aired Wednesday night on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," who the actor would like to play in a movie, De Niro said, "I guess I'll play Cuomo. He's doing what any president should do."

He added, "Though I'm for Biden and I want everything to go well with Biden ... at least we have a person who is a very capable back-up, if you will. Not Vice President, but if something would change, which God forbid nothing will change, he's doing a great job."

De Niro, 76, also took a jab at President Trump, calling him an "idiot."

"We of course could have survived this much better if the idiot had done the right thing, listened and heeded all the warnings, there were many, many warnings, and we are all paying for it now," he said. "It would have been bad in some ways, but never like this."

He added, "Everybody knows what (Trump’s) game is, it’s all about him getting re-elected."