Chris Christie has his mind set on who would play him in a Hollywood movie about his life.
“Robert Redford,” offered Christie to listeners of his monthly NJ 101.5 radio show Wednesday evening when discussing the idea of a biopic of the politican.
But Christie, who turns 54 this fall, admits the 79-year-old Academy Award winning actor may be a “a little old” to play him.
The Newark native, who serves as chief of Donald Trump’s transition team, may not have realized that the legendary actor and presumptive GOP nominee have exchanged words via social media.
In an interview with Larry King last August, Redford directly mocked Trump and indirectly mocked Christie, who was also running for president at the time.
“He’s got such a big foot in his mouth I’m not sure you could get it out,” Redford said of Trump.
“But on the other hand, I’m glad he’s in there because him being the way he is, and saying what he says the way he says it, I think shakes things up and I think that’s very needed,” added the All the Presidents Men actor. “Because on the other side [of the GOP field] it’s so bland, it’s so boring, it’s so empty. It’s like, ‘Come on, you guys. You’re making us feel foolish, just having to watch you.'”
Redford even joked that his wild-haired A Walk in the Woods co-star, Nick Nolte, should play The Donald in a film about the real estate tycoon.
In true Trump fashion, the Apprentice star shot back at Redford’s sentiments by quickly thanking him via Twitter writing, “Wow! Such nice words from Robert Redford on my running for President. Thank you, Robert.”
Can someone please make a movie about the unbelievable real-life drama of this campaign?!
Wow! Such nice words from Robert Redford on my running for President. Thank you, Robert. pic.twitter.com/TpV3w18BW6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2015