Oliver Stone plans President Bush biopic
The script is already written, and now Stone is acquiring financial backing for the film. No mention of dates yet.
Stone says he plans a fair, unbiased representation of George Bush's rise to power, but somehow I doubt that's possible. I'll see it regardless.
Oliver Stone hopes to cast Josh Brolin, who starred in American Gangster and No Country for Old Men, as George W. Bush in a biopic of the president.
Stone, who has profiled U.S. presidents such as Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, says he doesn't plan an anti-Bush film, but a complete portrait chronicling the Texan's rise to power.
"Here, I'm the referee, and I want a fair, true portrait of the man," Stone told Variety.
"How did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world? It's like Frank Capra territory on one hand, but I'll also cover the demons in his private life, his bouts with his dad and his conversion to Christianity, which explains a lot of where he is coming from."
Stone has openly opposed the Iraq war, but says he doesn't want the film to advance his own opinion.
He has said the film will contain surprises for both Bush supporters and detractors.