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Casting call: Picking stars for Dixon trial movie

The real-life drama of Mayor Sheila Dixon's criminal trial is still unfolding, but it's not too early to start thinking about the inevitable. Who will star in the movie version of this gripping tale? I haven't come up with a title just yet - "The Defendant Wore Pashminas"? - but with all the courtroom a stage these past two weeks, I've started getting some casting ideas for the men and women who are its players. With multiple lawyers on each side, this movie could be a boon for actors and actresses who look good in suits. For lead defense attorney Arnold M. Weiner, the vibe I get, not so much because of physical resemblance as their loose-limbed affability is...