Giamatti to Join Oliver Stone’s Bush Film as Karl Rove?

Paul Giamatti to star as Karl Rove in the Bush Biopic

Few directors are more political in their movies than Oliver Stone, but has he crossed the line by putting into production a film about the Bush Administration? Well, the one thing that does impress us is the stellar cast he’s putting together.

Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men) and Elizabeth Banks (Defintely, Maybe) are already slated to play W and Laura Bush. James Cromwell (The Queen) and Ellen Burstyn (The Dead Girl) have also been cast as George Sr. and Barbara Bush. Now Stone may be in the works to cast another high profile actor.

According to New York Magazine, Stone is trying to get the terrific Paul Giamatti, who had a down year in 2007 with Fred Claus and Shoot Em’ Up, to join the cast. It is not yet clear as to whom Giamatti will play, although New York Magazine is speculating that it will be former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove.

So this brings up a big question. Is Stone trying to cast actors as Bush’s past and present high level administration members? If that is the case, who do you think should play Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfield, Colin Powell (I personally like James Earl Jones for that one), etc.? Maybe he should look toward the cast of Saturday Night Live.

News Courtesy of New York Magazine

Nate Deen is a 20-year old aspiring film critic/essayist from Pensacola, Fla. He just graduated with an AA degree in journalism from Pensacola Junior College. He will be attending the University of Florida soon to continue his studies in journalism and film. His goal is to either pursue a writing career in entertainment, sports or perhaps both, but his dream is to write and direct his own movies. Recently, he's been devouring classic films, American and foreign. His favorite directors include Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Alfred Hitchcock. If he had to make a top 10 list of the greatest films of all time, they would be: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather I and II, Vertigo, The Third Man, Schindler's List, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Raging Bull, The Passion of Joan of Arc, and City Lights. He runs his own movie review website,

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