We finally have the Bush!
As you might have heard, Adam McKay is teaming up with Christian Bale once more for the Dick Cheney biopic, Cheney. McKay and Bale previously worked together on the 2015 award-winning film, The Big Short.
Bale will play Cheney in this upcoming biopic of the former vice president. Amy Adams will play his wife and Steve Carell (who also starred in The Big Short) is set to play Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Those roles were decided early in this production.
One of the last major roles needing to be cast? George W. Bush. After looking at several actors, McKay and Annapurna Pictures decided Sam Rockwell was the man for the job. It’s a great decision. I’ve always got this strange George Bush vibe from Rockwell, like, it was always on my mind that he could play Bush in a movie one day. He has the look, the voice, and even the body language.
So what will the movie focus on? Well, it looks like it’s tackling Cheney’s entire life.
“Bale is portraying the titular character in a story that chronicles Cheney avoiding military service in the Vietnam War, his rise to CEO of the multinational corporation Halliburton and finally becoming what some have called the most powerful U.S. vice president ever to hold office.”
Filming could start as early as September. No word on when we should expect to see this released, but we will keep you posted.