Jim Gaffigan is set to play former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, in a limited series in the works at AMC. The project will center on Ford’s rise and fall in politics. Starting with his time on City Council all the way through the drug abuse scandal. Ford’s struggles with substance abuse were well-documented throughout his time in office. A 1999 arrest for driving under the influence and drug possession was a major talking point during his 2010 election campaign. In 2013, Toronto police obtained video that showed Ford smoking crack cocaine as part of a drug investigation, leading Ford to take a leave of absence to seek treatment. Ford died of cancer in 2016.
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