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Oliver Stone to Direct Bush Biopic

Josh Brolin, newly indoctrinated onto the A-list thanks to his turn in No Country for Old Men is about to tackle a more difficult task. Butchering the word ‘nuclear’ in an over exaggerated Texas accent.

Brolin, who to me will always be Brand Walsh from The Goonies, is slated to portray George W. Bush in a biopic film that Oliver Stone is currently shopping around to studios. With a script written by Stanley Weiser filming hopes to begin in April, though a strike from the Screen Actors Guild would certainly put a damper on production.

Stone, in an interview with Variety, describes the picture he wants to paint of the 43rd president. “How did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world… It includes his belief that God personally chose him to be president of the United States, and his coming into his own with the stunning, preemptive attack on Iraq.”

According to Slashfilm.com the film was first mentioned when Oliver Stone was doing press for Alexander (remember that fiasco?) the director’s cut, but has flown under the radar with misleading titles like P.O.T.U.S and Misunderestimated (which makes the film sound more like a National Lampoon effort then an Oliver Stone flick.)

If everything stays on schedule, the film would be realized around the time of the next election or inauguration, which opens up a whole new world for voters. Maybe even posting election booths outside of theaters, which may help you get the elusive youth vote.

Talking Point: Is it too soon to make a movie about a man still in office?

Currently a sophomore at SUNY Fredonia, Jessica is a TV and Digital Film major with an English minor. A self proclaimed movie fanatic she has known to annoy her movie watching partners to no end by talking through any film, sometimes quoting the movie in its entirety, rambling off trivia and useless facts or otherwise critiquing the movie to no end. Choosing just one movie to be her favorite is too hard, as she enjoys movies in almost any genre. Some of her favorites include Casablanca, The Shining, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and just about every Disney movie ever. Jessica also has a habit of watching movies that are truly awful, because sometimes they are so bad, you they become good.

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