But portraying Democratic-strategy ninja Michael Whouley - a man so notoriously secretive that he can count 10 years of media appearances on one hand - posed a few challenges. Whouley never met with 'Recount' writer Danny Strong, but after getting his hands on a copy of the script, agreed to talk with Leary.
"He knew they were gonna make a movie with or without him, and I don't think he cared about cooperating," the comic says. "But when he finally agreed to talk to me, he did go through, 'This was true, this wasn't true ...' Whouley definitely wanted to tone the language down," says Leary, who drops an f-bomb-laden monologue near the start of the film. "But everyone I checked with, including a couple of girls who still work for him, said that he swore even in places where he didn't remember."