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Alec Baldwin to Play Rob Ford-esque Mayor of New York

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19:  Actor Alec Baldwin attends the "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" screening at Paley Center For Media on February 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

He may have retired from public life, but he certainly hasn't retired retired: According to Deadline, Alec Baldwin is negotiating to star alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 5 as the head of the CIA, and is also in talks to join the cast of Peter Landesman's untitled football concussion project starring Will Smith. But that's not all: In our favorite bit of news to come out of the casting blitz, Baldwin is reportedly also developing a new one-hour cable series with NBC productions, in which he would play the lead role of a "Rob Ford-type Mayor of New York City." Guess we'll finally get a glimpse of what it would have been like if Baldwin had actually run for office.

Photo: Cindy Ord/2014 Getty Images