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Old 04-05-17, 08:05 PM   #1
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Backseat -- Dick Cheney biopic (D: McKay) S: Bale, Carrell, Adams, Rockwell

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After diving into the economic crisis of 2008, “The Big Short’s” Adam McKay is taking aim at one of Washington’s most polarizing figures.

Sources tell Variety that Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Amy Adams are in talks to star in McKay’s untitled Dick Cheney biopic for Paramount. Sources say Bale is on board to play the former vice president, Carell would portray Donald Rumsfeld, and Adams would play Lynne Cheney.

McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions and Brad Pitt’s Plan B is on board to produce.

McKay will direct from his own screenplay with the studio and producers aiming to shoot the movie in the spring for an awards-season push, similar to “Big Short.” Producers are Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner through Plan B along McKay and his Gary Sanchez partners, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick.

Cheney served in the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George H.W. Bush before becoming the CEO of Halliburton. He was VP between 2001 and 2009 under George W. Bush and was at the center of foreign policy as that administration pursued post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq along with “enhanced interrogation” programs against suspected terrorists.

McKay has been vocal recently about his countless hours spent researching Cheney and his climb to power, and has been working hard to get Bale on board as the titular politician.

Bale, who was nominated for best supporting actor for his work on “The Big Short,” can be seen next in Scott Cooper’s western “Hostiles.” Carell recently wrapped Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and can be seen next in “Battle of the Sexes,” where he will play Bobbie Riggs. Adams is coming off a busy 2016 that included “Nocturnal Animals,” “Arrival,” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Bale, Carell, Adams, and McKay are all repped by WME.
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/ch...ay-1202009749/
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re: Backseat -- Dick Cheney biopic (D: McKay) S: Bale, Carrell, Adams, Rockwell

McKay really impressed me with The Big Short. I have no interest in a Dick Cheney biopic but I had no interest in a movie about the housing market crisis either and that turned out great.

Frankly, I'd like to see McKay continue to spread his wings on serious movies rather than stupid comedies.
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re: Backseat -- Dick Cheney biopic (D: McKay) S: Bale, Carrell, Adams, Rockwell

Christian Bale as Dick Cheney? ....the fuck?
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Christian Bale as Dick Cheney? ....the fuck?
Hollywood makeup magic? I mean Johhny Depp played James "Whitey" Bulger in Black Mass and it was hard to tell that was Depp.
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re: Backseat -- Dick Cheney biopic (D: McKay) S: Bale, Carrell, Adams, Rockwell

Who's going to play Harry Whittington?
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re: Backseat -- Dick Cheney biopic (D: McKay) S: Bale, Carrell, Adams, Rockwell

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Hollywood makeup magic? I mean Johhny Depp played James "Whitey" Bulger in Black Mass and it was hard to tell that was Depp.
No makeup for Bale, he's transforming himself once again! Always down to see yet another unrecognizable Bale performance.
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Old 04-06-17, 05:46 AM   #7
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Hollywood makeup magic? I mean Johhny Depp played James "Whitey" Bulger in Black Mass and it was hard to tell that was Depp.
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Wilmer "Fez" Valderama as Karl Rove.
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re: Backseat -- Dick Cheney biopic (D: McKay) S: Bale, Carrell, Adams, Rockwell

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McKay really impressed me with The Big Short. I have no interest in a Dick Cheney biopic but I had no interest in a movie about the housing market crisis either and that turned out great.
Also "Wall Street", imo, is another good example. Like you, I really have no interest in the subject matter but I'll see how the trailers look.
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re: Backseat -- Dick Cheney biopic (D: McKay) S: Bale, Carrell, Adams, Rockwell

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McKay has already lined up Christian Bale (The Dark Knight trilogy) in the starring role along with Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher) as Donald Rumsfeld.
http://thathashtagshow.com/2017/08/cheney-biopic/

Sam Rockwell to Play George W. Bush in Adam McKay's Dick Cheney Biopic (Exclusive)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...source=twitter

Bill Pullman Joins Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Movie As A Veep Himself

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Pullman will play Nelson Rockefeller in the pic. As well as a frequent would-be Presidential candidate, the scion of one of America’s richest families served as Governor of New York for 14 years and as Gerald Ford’s VP.
http://deadline.com/2017/08/bill-pul...ay-1202154065/


So in summary:

The movie is called Backseat.

Christian Bale - Dick Cheney
Sam Rockwell - George W. Bush
Steve Carrell - Donald Rumsfeld
Bill Pullman - Nelson Rockefeller

Good cast, but I have zero interest in this.
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The film opens with Cheney shooting Harry Whittington in the face, followed by a freeze frame and Bale narrating. "Well, I guess you're wondering how I got in this situation..."
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That's Commissioner Gordon on the left.
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The film opens with Cheney shooting Harry Whittington in the face, followed by a freeze frame and Bale narrating. "Well, I guess you're wondering how I got in this situation..."
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Christian Bale as Dick Cheney? ....the fuck?
Well, much of the film will probably be about a younger Cheney.



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I thought they already made three films showing Darth Vader's backstory. Damn you George Lucas!
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^ That dude's weight gain/weight loss/weight gain schtick is going to kill him sooner rather than later.
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Jonah Hill is trying to beat him at it
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