AceShowbiz - Comedian Jim Gaffigan is set to take on the role of controversial Canadian politician Rob Ford on a new TV series.
"The Hangover" star Ed Helms is on board as an executive producer for the planned project, which is in development for U.S. network AMC, and will chronicle the rise and fall of Ford, who served as the Mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014.
He hit headlines worldwide when he was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine during his reelection campaign in 2013, leading Ford to publicly confess and apologize for the drunken, drug-fueled rampage.
He was soon diagnosed with pleomorphic liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2014 and died two years later, aged 46.
"Stuber" filmmaker Michael Dowse will executive produce and direct the forthcoming series, reports Variety.