Great material it may be, but Aaron Sorkin says the David Petraeus sex scandal won't be covered in Season 2 of "The Newsroom."

"Frankly it's a story I would love to take on," Sorkin told Newsweek. "Unfortunately Season 2 of 'The Newsroom,' which began shooting this week, our timelines literally ends the day before the Petraeus story broke, and I can't include it. Otherwise, I would go there."

Petraeus officially stepped down from his position as director of the CIA on Friday after admitting he'd had an affair with his biographer Paula Brodwell.

Luckily, Petraeus' story won't likely go untouched by the entertainment industry. HuffPost Entertainment has already cast the inevitable Petraues movie.

Click through the slideshow below to find out who HuffPost's picks are.

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  • David Petraeus

    Petraeus was CIA director before resigning on Nov. 9 after being caught in a sex scandal with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus and Broadwell sent thousands of correspondences to each other, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/david-petraeus-paula-broadwell_n_2121405.html">using tricks like Dropbox and email drafts to conceal their paper trail</a>.

  • Steve Carell

    Not only does Carell look a little like Petraeus, but he's got plenty of natural sympathy, a key to portraying a guy who very few are sympathizing with at the moment.

  • Ed Helms

    In case Carell is busy.

  • Jack McBrayer

    Jack McBrayer doesn't necessarily look like Gen. Petraeus, except for the fact that he kind of does?

  • Steve Buscemi

    Insult to injury: <a href="http://chickswithstevebuscemeyes.tumblr.com/">Petraeus almost qualifies as having Steve Buscemi eyes</a>.

  • Damian Lewis

    Because this scandal really is like a rejected pitch from the "Homeland" writers' room.

  • Paula Broadwell

    Paula Broadwell, wrote the David Petraeus biography "All In," and also carried on an affair with the former CIA director. Broadwell also reportedly sent threatening emails to another woman, Jill Kelley, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/11/jill-kelley-paula-broadwell-emails-david-petraeus_n_2114434.html">a friend of the Petraeus family</a>.

  • Rashida Jones

    Not only do Jones and Broadwell look alike, but the "Parks & Recreation" star always had some fun sexual tension with Carell during their "Office" years. So, if he gets cast in this not-happening movie, why not 'Shida too?

  • Rachel Weisz

    Don't forget: Weisz played a morally compromised journalist in "Definitely Maybe." (Also, never forget "Definitely Maybe.")

  • Mary-Louise Parker

    Because there needs to be a "West Wing" connection.

  • Melanie Lynskey

    Lynskey is one of 2012's sweetest breakouts and has already starred in "Hello I Must Be Going" and "Perks of Being a Wallflower." Next stop: this fake Petraeus movie and an Oscar/Emmy nomination?

  • John Allen

    Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of alleged <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-john-allen-petraeus-jill-kelley-20121113,0,5237129.story">"inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley</a>.

  • Michael Shannon

    It's in the eyes.

  • Dylan Baker

    Baker cut his teeth on scandalous political entertainment by co-starring on "Political Animals."

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Just shave that soul patch.

  • Steve Buscemi

    All these guys look like Buscemi.

  • Jill Kelley

    Jill Kelley, an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, reportedly received threatening emails from Broadwell and was involved in an email chain with Allen.

  • Jennifer Esposito

    Now that she's free from "Blue Bloods," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/jennifer-esposito-celiac-disease-cbs-blue-bloods_n_2025547.html">and as long as her health issues are in order</a>, Esposito can move on to other things -- like this fake movie.

  • Morena Baccarin

    Because this scandal really is like a rejected pitch from the "Homeland" writers' room.

  • Madeline Stowe

    It wouldn't hurt to have some "Revenge" connections in this one either.

  • Bethenny Frankel

    Stunt casting! Also, Kelley is a social liaison, which is kind of what you could call Frankel.

  • Holly Petraeus

    Gen. David Petraeus with his wife Holly before Super Bowl XLIII.

  • Kathy Bates

    Bates has previous experience in bringing political scandals to the screen: She starred in the 1998 film "Primary Colors."

  • Paula Pell

    In case the tone of this film is "black comedy," Pell, who you know from "30 Rock," "Parks & Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" is a perfect fit for Holly.

  • Celia Weston

    It's the hair.

  • Shirtless FBI Agent

    An unnamed FBI agent -- not pictured here; these FBI agents are carrying boxes and computers out of Paula Broadwell's home -- <a href="http://gawker.com/5960001/an-fbi-agent-sent-shirtless-photos-of-himself-to-jill-kelley-and-other-ridiculous-new-details-about-the-patraeus-investigation">sent shirtless photos to Jill Kelley</a>.

  • Anyone from 'Magic Mike'

    There are probably a lot of lawbreakers up in this house.

Season 2 of "The Newsroom" will debut in 2013.

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