Breaking! Actually, this news is not breaking at all. TOist just wanted to know what it felt like to be Matt Drudge for a minute. And we do believe this item of government-sponsored gossip is hot, perhaps even hott. Why is Kiefer not playing the role of a lifetime, the role of his granddad’s lifetime in the biopic of the latter? And who is the respected actor taking his place in the Saskatchewan-shot screen gem? Brent Butt! George Stroumboulopoulos! Good guesses both, but no. Tommy will be played by a theatre actor. You heard it here second. Actually, you heard nothing here second because all we know is that it’s not Kiefer. And all he wanted was a chance to play the Greatest Canadian who also happens to be his forefather. Poor guy.
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