Kevin has been following the casting for Olivers Stone's biopic about George W. Bush, "W." Kevin dixit:
Dubya gets his damsel: Elizabeth Banks will play Laura Bush in Oliver Stone's forthcoming W, with Josh Brolin in the title role. W starts shooting next month in Shreveport. As a admirer of Stone's Nixon, I for one am looking forward to the finished product.Now, I'm not a huge fan of Stone's work, but I then again haven't seen much of it. I remember liking Salvador, and I thought The Doors was a great musical comedy (though I don't think that was the director's intention). I saw about two minutes of Natural Born Killers, and that was enough to give me the idea that it was a monumentally self-indulgent and sensationalist piece of garbage. So I don't know if I'll see W., but I am intrigued by Kevin's observation that Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Karl Rove have yet to be cast. The possibilities dizzy me. I want my readers to offer some nominations of actors for each of these parts, and then we'll have a poll. Any ideas?
Update: Here comes 41. Stone casts James Cromwell and Ellen Burstyn as George H.W. and Barbara Bush respectively.