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Alec Baldwin

Ben Franklin Movie Plans

Revealed in Soap Star's Divorce

6/14/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0613-alec-baldwin-ben-franklin-tmz-01Alec Baldwin wanted to play Benjamin Franklin in a new movie ... and we didn't find out from an agent, a publicist or a movie studio ... we found out from the divorce docs of a TV soap star.

"The Bold and the Beautiful" star Katherine Kelly Lang finalized her divorce this week from hubby Alex D'Andrea ... and in the docs, she gives up any claim to movie projects D'Andrea was involved with ... including the Franklin flick.

In the section marked Community Property Awarded Transferred to Respondent (Lang's ex), it mentions Walter Isaacson's book about Ben ... which had been optioned by D'Andrea, Alec and William Baldwin for a TV mini-series. 

According to the docs, the three pitched the idea as a co-production with Sony, but it never found a home. Their option ran out and the rights reverted back to Isaacson because "Sony could not find a network to co-finance and/or broadcast the project."

We can only assume Alec was slated to actually play Franklin himself ... because who wouldn't want to see him get struck by lightning?

22 COMMENTS

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

That's too bad, I would've watched it. Not

81 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Benjamin Franklin? Somehow it just doesn't have the ring of a ratings hit. Although didn't John Adams become a huge hit a few years back? Alec is such a good comedic actor, I think he should stick with his strengths.

81 days ago
3.

Chris    

Yawn... another EXCLUSIVE non-story.

81 days ago
4.

BadGirlBadger    

Exciting stuff TMZ. Thanks.

81 days ago
5.

Duke Steele    

So, Ben Franklin was a rude, arrogant, self righteous , condescending punk,too?

81 days ago
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Athina    

TMZ has been asked to take certain photos down and they won't because money tops all. People are turning away from this greedy, grasping site without a conscience. As for Alec Baldwin, what a nasty thing to say, hoping he gets struck by lightning. He's not a bad guy, is a good dad to his daughters, hates paps - who can blame him..

81 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Boycott anything with that useless retard Alex Baldwin. Who could stand even looking at that guy?

81 days ago
8.

Just Steve    

Alec Baldwin as Benjamin Franklin....this must be a joke. He's joking right?

81 days ago
9.

Kiloshi    

He still has a job?! B-movies are his new home!!

81 days ago
10.

Numapass    

Thank God cooler heads prevailed in the executive suites

81 days ago
11.

ASH    

this wanker thinks he's the messiah cuz he only was on a couple episodes of 30 rock!

81 days ago
12.

L. Ron Hubbard    

He is better suited to play the role of Benedict Arnold!

81 days ago
13.

01void    

Does that mean they'll put his face on the 100 dollar bill?

81 days ago
14.

There's a problem here    

I know her. She's been on the same soap for 130 or so years.

81 days ago
15.

FREEDOM    

NOT COOTH WITH THE BALDWIN BOYS.

80 days ago
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