Variety Magazine reports:
Director Oliver Stone has set James Cromwell to play George Herbert Walker Bush and Ellen Burstyn to play former first lady Barbara Bush in “W,” a drama about the formative years of their son, President George W. Bush.
“I can’t handle living in the United States of America when I know the last two elections were rigged, and that we were denied our right to vote, where we live in a country where 32 percent of the people vote and even those people’s votes don’t count, and the people who should really have a stake, kids, don’t have any say at all â€“ people of color, very little to say, unions, practically nothing any more â€¦ we’re losing our jobs. â€¦”
And who is portraying W?
Josh Brolin is playing the title character, and Elizabeth Banks will play first lady Laura Bush.
Brolin is the son of James Brolin, who is married to noted Bush-despiser Babs Streisand. Does the “Dumbya” hatred run in the family?
Stone was quoted in January as saying:”It will contain surprises for Bush supporters and his detractors.”
Considering the political leanings of Stone, as well as the fact that its release is scheduled shotrly before the sun sets on the Bush administration, I highly doubt that.