Oliver Stone making a George W. Bush biopic
If you think Oliver Stone had something to say about John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, wait until you see his flick about George W. Bush. The director told Variety he has plans to cast No Country For Old Men’s Josh Brolin to play our current president in a film he plans to start shooting in April and release by November, the trade paper says.
But Stone promises it won’t be a mean-spirited picture. “It will contain surprises for Bush supporters and his detractors,” he said. He claims “a fair, true portrait” will focus on Bush’s relationship with his father, hi youth and becoming a Christian.
As for Brolin in the lead? He may be better looking than Bush, Stone says, “but has the same drive and charisma that Americans identify with Bush, who has some of that old-time movie-star swagger.”
And if the flick can’t be done by election time, he hopes to force us to relive the whole thing by inauguration time in January. Because we’ll surely be nostalgic for Bush by then, right?
[Photo: Does Josh Brolin come to mind when you think Dubya? Getty Images]