Oliver Stone is directing and producing a movie about the life of George W. Bush, Jr. No, it’s not an animated film along the likes of Finding Nemo so Bush’s fans can follow along. Instead, Stone describes it as "a fair, true portrait of the man that asks the question: how did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?"
Ingeniously titled W, the film will have a star-studded cast: Josh Brolin (of No Country for Old Men) will star as the W himself; Ellen Burstyn (the cracked-out old mom in Requiem for a Dream) will play Barbara Bush; and Elizabeth Banks (the lady who played Steve Carell’s girlfriend in 40-Year-Old Virgin) will star as Laura Bush. That all makes perfect sense to me.
If this is anything like Stone’s last movie, World Trade Center, I’ll leave the theater feeling utterly depressed that I wasted two hours of my life. But then again, it could be fun to see the transformation of Baby Bush – snorting cocaine off prostitutes’ butt cheeks, sneaking out of the armed forces – transform into Big Bad Bush, the current President of the Universe. If nothing else, this movie should really restore my faith in our democratic voting system.