Director of the anti-capitalist The Big Short is now coming out with a film about former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Director Adam McKay will team up with Paramount and Plan B for the untitled Cheney film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will depict Cheney’s transition from CEO at Halliburton to vice president of the United States. Production will supposedly begin in the spring for release in late 2017.
The Hollywood Reporter was kind enough to point out that the former vice president is “often likened to Darth Vader,” (although, that’s probably one of the nicer names he’s been called) before listing his contributions to the “war on global terrorism” based on “unsubstantiated notions” and his institution of an “enhanced interrogation program.”
The movie is unlikely to resemble the swooning in the upcoming film about President Barack Obama, Barry, which inspirationally declares, “Before he gave hope…he was Barry.”
McKay is also the creative force behind the proposed film Reagan, meant to portray the 40th president (played by comedic actor Will Ferrell) suffering from Alzheimer’s during his second term. He also directed and co-wrote the Broadway play, You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush, which mocked President Bush through a reprisal of Ferrell’s SNL portrayal of the president. So it’s likely that the upcoming Cheney film is doomed from the start.
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