Powell, as a refresher, is the four-star general who, as Bush’s Secretary of State, used the intel that Saddam Hussein was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction to convince the president to invade Iraq in 2003.
Christian Bale’s making a pretty strong case for his promotion to Everyone’s Favorite Method Actor when Daniel Day-Lewis retires later this year. The actor’s latest transformation is for the role of former Vice President Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s upcoming film Backseat. Or so he says. I’m not entirely convinced this isn’t a clever excuse for Bale to chow down on some carbs and try out one of those weird and exhausting new eyebrow trends.
The cast for Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic, before called Backseat, now apparently retitled to simply Cheney, is getting more insane by the day. Christian Bale will be playing the subject, with Steve Carell, Amy Adams and Bill Pullman supporting. Today, Sam Rockwell joined the picture as none other than George W. Bush.
Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic, now titled Backseat, will see Hollywood chameleon Christian Bale transform himself into the controversial 46th vice president. McKay is in the process of assembling quite a cast, and today he’s added Independence Day president himself, Bill Pullman, to play a different seat in the White House.