Cromwell & Burstyn Are The Bushes

James Cromwell and Ellen Burstyn are set to play former President George and First Lady Barbara Bush, parents of current U.S. President George W. Bush, in Oliver Stone’s “W” reports Variety.

The drama deals with the formative years of their son which Josh Brolin is playing. Elizabeth Banks will play first lady Laura Bush.

Stone will direct from a script by his “Wall Street” co-writer Stanley Weiser. Shooting takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana at the end of April.

The film is expected to be ready for distribution possibly by the November presidential elections and certainly before Bush leaves the White House in January.