Future Box Office Bomb: Oliver Stone to Make Bush Film

March 26th, 2008 12:57 PM

These people never learn. Other than some diehard BDS sufferers, who in their right mind is going to pay to see an Oliver Stone depiction of George W. Bush? Fair or not, the president suffers from low poll numbers and we've heard for some time that America suffers from Bush fatigue, so it's curious why any studio would greenlight such a project and begin filming while he's still in office.

Hollywood apparently has learned nothing with the seemingly endless string of antiwar flicks bombing, so now we'll get the moonbat look at Bush. One can only imagine how Dick Cheney, Donaly Rumsfeld and the nefarious cabal of neocons will be portrayed.

Bush has been the most scrutinized president in modern times thanks to the explosion of the blogosphere, so it's not as if Stone would be able to shed any new light on his life or presidency. You can be sure, however, he will be taking creative license.

Shreveport has lured another major feature film production.

"W." is in preproduction and will begin shooting April 21 and likely wrap June 20, according to Louisiana's Office of Entertainment Industry Development.

"W." will star Josh Brolin as President George W. Bush and will be directed by Oliver Stone, according to the Internet Movie Database.

Brolin earned acclaim in 2007 for his roles in "No Country for Old Men," "In the Valley of Elah" and "American Gangster."

Stone, a Hollywood icon, directed "Platoon," "Nixon," "JFK," "Wall Street," "World Trade Center" and "Alexander."

In January, Stone spoke about the project to Daily Variety.

"It's a behind-the-scenes approach, similar to 'Nixon,' to give a sense of what it's like to be in his skin," he told the trade publication. "But if 'Nixon' was a symphony, this is more like a chamber piece and not as dark in tone."

Barbra Streisand's son-in-law as Bush.


It's not as if Stone is impartial when it comes to Bush, so don't expect a reality-based portrayal.

Actress Elizabeth Banks has been cast to play Laura Bush.

I guess someone could do a film on Hillary Clinton's Bosnia trip, but the title "True Lies" is already taken.