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Sam Rockwell to do a heckuva job playing George W. Bush in Adam McKay's Cheney

Yeah, we can kind of see it. (Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

The ongoing humanization of George W. Bush continues apace, as The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that beloved dancing man Sam Rockwell is set to play the former president—you know, the one who was actually in charge during Hurricane Katrina?— in an upcoming biopic. The biopic, it should be noted, will not focus on Bush himself, but on Dick Cheney, who will be played by Christian Bale. Directed by Adam McKay, the project goes by the fitting title of Cheney and co-stars Steve Carell as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne.

The film will span Cheney’s career from his days spent avoiding service in Vietnam to his tenure as Vice President of the United States of America, hopefully including the time he shot a guy in the face on a weekend quail hunt. Cheney does not yet have a release date, and is expected to begin production in September. In the meantime, you can catch Rockwell in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the new film from his frequent collaborator Martin McDonagh. And to our left-leaning friends struggling to reconcile their crushes on Rockwell with this news, our condolences.


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