Thursday, June 5, 2008

Walker Texas President

A new poster for Oliver Stone's W, the biopic of George W Bush, has turned up at ioncinema. The poster gives a really good sense of how the film will approach its subject matter.

Written by Stanley Weiser, W focuses on the life and presidency of George W. Bush and how he went from 'being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush's decision to invade Iraq. Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush, Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, James Cromwell as father Bush, Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush, Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice, Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell, Scott Glenn as Donald Rumsfeld, and Ioan Gruffud as Tony Blair. Dick Cheney will be played by the recently announced Richard Dreyfuss.