Newton & Gruffudd Join Stone’s W

Thandie Newton will play Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Ioan Gruffudd will be former British PM Tony Blair in Oliver Stone’s upcoming “W” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Stone’s film is expected to start shooting shortly. The movie will look at Bush’s formative years and path to the president as well as his life inside the White House.

Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Elizabeth Banks and Ellen Burstyn had previously been cast as George W., George Sr., Laura and Barbara Bush, respectively.

Key roles such as Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove remain uncast at present.