If Marion Barry were a movie character, you'd probably think his story was too unreal to be believed.

A report in the Washington Post says the former Washington D.C. mayor is finally getting the Hollywood treatment, a biopic that will be produced for HBO.

We’re told that a still-untitled Barry biopic is in development by HBO Films, with the veteran comic and Oscar nominee attached as the star, Spike Lee as director, John Ridley as writer, and all three as executive producers.

D.C. journalists Harry Jaffe and Tom Sherwood have been tapped as consultants — “Dream City,” their 1994 book about D.C. politics, is among the source material the creators are eyeing — as have Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer, the filmmakers behind the 2009 documentary “The Nine Lives of Marion Barry.”

The Post goes on to mention that Jamie Foxx was once considered to play Mr. Barry, but I'm much more excited about an Eddie Murphy-led movie, especially after seeing his dramatic performance in "Dreamgirls" a few years back.

Any other politicians you'd like to see up on the big (or small) screen?