Controversial filmaker Oliver Stone is tackling probably the worst president in the history of mankind in a biopic called ‘W’, detailing the presidency of George H.W Bush. Noted actor Josh Brolin pictured above has snagged the role Bush with the role of Dick(head) Cheney still not cast. Though a single frame has not been filmed yet, they are pushng for a October release during the presidential campaign(can’t be good for senior citizen McCain). More details below:
”Bush may turn out to be the worst president in history,” he declares as he peeks into room after room. ”I think history is going to be very tough on him. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t a great story. It’s almost Capra-esque, the story of a guy who had very limited talents in life, except for the ability to sell himself.
The fact that he had to overcome the shadow of his father and the weight of his family name — you have to admire his tenacity. There’s almost an Andy Griffith quality to him, from A Face in the Crowd. If Fitzgerald were alive today, he might be writing about him. He’s sort of a reverse Gatsby.”
Shooting begins in less than two weeks on W (or dub-ya, as it’s spelled out in the initial sketches for the poster.
The screenplay still needs work too. It’s gone through two rewrites since an earlier draft leaked to the press last month (some skeptics took it as an April Fools’ joke), but Stone would still like one more pass at it (”It’s evolving,” he says).
And while most of the cast has been assembled and outfitted with prosthetic noses and hairpieces — Josh Brolin will play President George W. Bush and Elizabeth Banks will star as Laura — there is one major character still in search of an actor: a heavy named Dick Cheney.
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