Oliver Stone’s I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening biopic, W, has been almost entirely cast, according to Variety:
Confimed is Josh Brolin as George W; Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush; Ellen Burstyn as Babs and James Cromwell as George Sr. Robert Duvall is in apparent talks to play Dick Cheney.
Not a bad lineup. And while I seriously question Stone’s capabilities regarding this project, and the project’s too-soon timing, I can’t help but be extremely curious as to how this is gonna turn out. The film is said to chronicle how coked-out party Bush evolved into evangelical president Bush… which I’m sure – if done right – could be quite the ride.
W is apparently headed for a November release, meaning we’ll see Brolin play Harvey Milk’s killer and George W. Bush within weeks of each other, and that the film could come just as ballots are being counted for Bush’s replacement.