GK + Bujold’s Vorkosiverse, yes/no?
I’m thinking that Babbling, Mad Miles could possibly be out-talked by one Joshua Ray Person. And Brad would fit right in on military mad Barrayar. LT as Gregor, the somewhat unwilling emperor, Gunny Wynn as Illyan or maybe Armsman Pym? Rudy and his philosophical nature would mesh well with the Countess, too.
At first, I thought Ivan the Idiot = Encino Man equivalent, but that’s only a surface thing. Ivan’s idiocy is carefully cultivated in order to keep himself from being a political target, while Encino Man is just incompetent.
And the rest of the cast and crew as various members of either the Council of Counts or the Dendarii Mercenary Fleet.
Now I just need someone in fandom to write it for me 🙂