Oliver Stone to make “fair” movie about George W. Bush [SOURCE]
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Director Oliver Stone, who has made movies about Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, is developing a project about the current occupant of the White House, but promises it will not be a hatchet job, Daily Variety reported on Sunday.
Stone is in talks with Josh Brolin, who is starring in No Country For Old Men, to play the title role in Bush, the trade paper said.
He is shopping the script to financiers and hopes to start production by April, with a release date in time for the election in November, or the inauguration of Bush’s successor in January.
Stone told Daily Variety that he planned to make “a fair, true portrait” of Bush, focusing on such areas as his relationship with his father, President George H.W. Bush, his wild youth, and his conversion to Christianity.
“It will contain surprises for Bush supporters and his detractors,” said Stone. He said Brolin was better looking than Bush, “but has the same drive and charisma that Americans identify with Bush, who has some of that old-time movie-star swagger.”
A fair movie about Bush 43? Why not. If it’s good, I’ll see it. After all, after eight years another two hours won’t make a big difference.