A Rod being approached to play drag queen in Salvador Dali movie
New York, Apr 10 : Alex Rodriguez is reportedly being asked by producers of the upcoming indie movie on Salvador Dali - called `The Surrealist' - to play the role of a stunning, leggy drag queen.
Producers think the baseball player would be ideal in the role as the famous artist's "factotum social secretary" Potassa.
"It's quite a good idea and has a serious side to it," the New York Post quoted its director, Philippe Mora, as saying.
"Dali was obsessed with baseball. Walt Disney used to take him to [games]. At first it sounds hilarious, but it's a serious [offer]," he said.
Mora said the idea to approach Rodriguez was cooked up by Richard Dupont, a Dali and Andy Warhol acolyte who also points out the Yankee slugger "has great legs."
"Potassa would ring everyone and say, `Dali's in town, come meet at this restaurant,'" he added.
Mora said Dali's baseball obsession extended to an animated short created for Disney in 1946, `Destino', which featured a ballet dancer who falls for a slugger. The film was completed and released in 2003.
However, the director pointed out that that potential casting is still just an idea.
"It's early days," he said. (ANI)