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Oliver Stone's George W. Bush Film Gets Release Date

May 13th, 2008 7:00am EDT favorite Add to My News
George W. BushOliver Stone's George W. Bush movie will be released while the U.S. President is still in office. Lionsgate studio bosses have confirmed W will start filming in Louisiana on Monday, and the movie will hit cinemas in October - just before the general election to find Bush's successor.

W stars Josh Brolin as George W. Bush, Elizabeth Banks as First Lady Laura Bush, James Cromwell as George Herbert Walker Bush and Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush.

The all-star cast also features Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice), Jeffrey Wright (Colin Powell), Scott Glenn (Donald Rumsfeld) and Ioan Gruffudd (Tony Blair).

In a new statement about the explosive film, director Stone says, "The impact of George W. Bush's presidency will be felt for many years to come. Despite a meteoric, almost illogical rise to power, and a tremendous influence on the world, we don't really know much about Mr. Bush beyond the controlled images we've been allowed to see on TV. This movie's taking a bold stab at looking behind that curtain. I'm real pleased that Lionsgate has the independence necessary to bring this provocative story to an American audience."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)


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