After Nixon and Kennedy Oliver Stone targets Bush
Iraq war critic Oliver Stone wants to put the life of US President on the big screen in a movie he says will be fair and accurate. So far he’s tackled two presidents (Nixon and Kennedy) and now the Oscar-winning director is targeting the life of a third for an upcoming project: President George W. Bush. If financing for the film materializes, it could begin shooting by April and be in cinemas in time for the US presidential election.
Stone, an outspoken critic of the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq, has informed that he was not looking to make an anti-Bush polemic. He said he wanted "a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?". Stone refused to give his personal opinion of the president.
The script was written by Stone's Wall Street co-writer Stanley Weiser. It would be produced by Moritz Borman and Jon Kilik, who worked with Stone on Alexander. Borman said Weiser's script was finished before the Writers Guild of America strike and was ready to shoot.
Stone said his pick for the title role was Josh Brolin, who has drawn praise for his recent work in No Country For Old Men and American Gangster. Brolin, has not commented on the Bush movie project. He is currently at work on the San Francisco set of the Gus Van Sant-directed "Milk," playing Dan White, the San Francisco politician who gunned down Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.
Stone won best director Oscars for Born On The Fourth Of July and Platoon. He won a screenwriting Oscar for Midnight Express.
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