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The most exciting movie announcement of the year!

Oliver Stone is making a new movie... about President Bush! Woohoo!

Director Oliver Stone has set James Cromwell to play George Herbert Walker Bush and Ellen Burstyn to play former first lady Barbara Bush in "W," a drama about the formative years of their son, President George W. Bush.
Josh Brolin is playing the title character, and Elizabeth Banks will play first lady Laura Bush.

Stone will direct from a script by his "Wall Street" co-writer Stanley Weiser. Moritz Borman is producing with Bill Block and Jon Kilik.

Block's QED International is financing the film, which will begin shooting Shreveport, La., at the end of April.

Cromwell recently made another fact-based foray in a film about an iconic political figure: He played Prince Philip alongside Helen Mirren in "The Queen."

Stone was calling the project "Bush" when he began showing it to buyers (Daily Variety, Jan. 21), but the filmmakers are now calling it "W." The film is expected to be ready for distribution possibly by the November presidential elections and certainly before Bush leaves the White House in January.

Is it too early to start taking bets on how craptacular this is going to be?

And how about that casting? Fantastic, huh? Here are pictures:


Josh Brolin




Elizabeth Banks




James Cromwell




Ellen Burstyn

They look just like these people:


President George W. Bush




First Lady Laura Bush




Former President George H.W. Bush




Former First Lady Barbara Bush

I guess with the magic of movie make-up, it doesn't really matter. Raw, seething hatred of Republicans and a healthy dose of BDS is much more important. And let's face it, that's pretty plentiful in Hollywood, isn't it?

And of course, the very fact that it is an Oliver Stone movie means we can expect it to be chock-full of inaccuracies, lies, twisted facts, paranoia, embellishments, and conspiracy theories. Look at his past movies.

Let's use Alexander as our first example. He turned one of the greatest military leaders in the history of mankind into a homosexual mama's boy with horrific blond hair and a penchant for throwing temper tantrums.

Then there are his past political movies: Nixon, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July... all hyper-paranoid, conspiracy theory filled psychotic movies.

It's surely what we can look forward to with W.


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Comments (17)

This is definitely prematur... (Below threshold)
Herman:

This is definitely premature, as the whole Bush Nightmare isn't over yet (ten more months to go).

At some point, Hollywood mu... (Below threshold)
SteveC:

At some point, Hollywood must admit they're out of ideas and start to tell stories from the other side. Whether it's "fly-over" country or a non-liberal POV.

That's just wishful thinking on my part.

"I've never played someone ... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

"I've never played someone lacking opposable thumbs before."
~Josh Brolin, Entertainment Tonight

Personally, I'd rather watc... (Below threshold)
epador:

Personally, I'd rather watch the movie Hustler advertises (see wPOP).

If Stone rwally had any bal... (Below threshold)
Chris G:

If Stone rwally had any balls, he would do "Will & HIll", a story about Bill and Hillary Clinton. The movie would make the "Godfather" look like a Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

Instead, he is doing a movie on Bush, the most over-scrutinized president in the history of this country.

Like all the "lefty" movies... (Below threshold)
Denise:

Like all the "lefty" movies, it will be a colossal failure.

AdrianWe're still wa... (Below threshold)

Adrian
We're still waiting for a comment from you that is worthy of someone with opposable thumbs.

Let me guess. The movie wi... (Below threshold)
COgirl:

Let me guess. The movie will be released shortly (like a week) before the election in November?

Stone wastes millions and m... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Stone wastes millions and millions of dollars on his crap, and yet somebody is willing to finance it. It must be some Hollywood accounting trick where they actually want to lose money by making these loser fims.

BTW,,,What happened to Stone's film about his hero Hugo Chavez?

Who watches these idiotic m... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Who watches these idiotic movies, anyway? Do the liberal delusions really require movie support; I thought these chumps just go into some sort of state, at their homes, having scoured kos, demounderground, etc.

What do they need this film for?

"I won't comment any mor... (Below threshold)

"I won't comment any more."
-- Adrian Browne

Craptacular..great (and fun... (Below threshold)
moseby:

Craptacular..great (and funny) word for this and most of his other shitty movies.

"Born on the Fourth of July... (Below threshold)
GWB:

"Born on the Fourth of July... all hyper-paranoid, conspiracy theory filled psychotic movies. "

Ah yes, Born on the Fourth of July, the hyper-paranoid, conspiracy theory filled psychotic BIOGRAPHY about Ron Kovic -A paralyzed Vietnam veteran. Yep, thats commie luvin' BDS-grade stuff.

Who the F**K ties wipes you in the morning?

> And how about that cas... (Below threshold)
Arthur:

> And how about that casting? Fantastic, huh? Here are pictures:

Criticize the movie all you want (I also have no doubt it will stink) but using the degree of resemblance between the actors and those they portray!? Who cares about that? Geez.

I was thinking the same thi... (Below threshold)
suhnami:

I was thinking the same thing Arthur... Do they have to be identical actors or something? I also agree that given Stone's recent track record that this isn't going to be riveting work. And, as mentioned before... Hollywood is all out of ideas. However, I will be present for Indiana Jones 4... but what gives!? Ford doesn't look anything like Indiana Jones did 20 years ago!!

Josh Brolin's acting challe... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Josh Brolin's acting challenge will be playing someone more intelligent than he is.

He's not up to it.

Cromwell is a good actor but is nuttier than Oliver Stone's Christmas fruitcake.

Richard Kiyosaki, meet Kevi... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Richard Kiyosaki, meet Kevin Trudeau.

When it comes to charlatans, Trudeau has no equal.




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