Sam Rockwell is reportedly in final negotiations to portray former President George W. Bush opposite Christian Bale as former vice president Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s biopic about Cheney at Annapurna Pictures.
Bale is portraying Cheney in a story that chronicles his avoiding military service in the Vietnam War, his rise to CEO of the multinational corporation Halliburton and finally becoming what some have called the most powerful U.S. vice president ever to hold office.
Steve Carell has been cast as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Amy Adams is playing Cheney’s wife Lynne, and Bill Pullman is playing scion Nelson Rockefeller. The project is aiming to begin filming in September.
McKay, Will Ferrell, Kevin Messick, Brad Pitt and Dede Garner will produce.