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Damian Lewis to play ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford in new film

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

will be playing controversial ex-in a new film.

will play the role in the film "Run This Town" which is currently in production in

In an interview with Kit Magazine, said he has been fitted with a prosthetic to play the former

The film's cast also includes actors Ben Platt, and Platt will play a at a fictional newspaper, while Dobrev and Massoud will portray Ford's close aides.

Ford made headlines after a drug scandal and a series of controversial comments during his time as between 2010 and 2014. He died at age of 46 after a fight with a rare cancer.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 15:50 IST