Elizabeth Banks, Josh Brolin, Entertainment Weekly


Director/madman Oliver Stone has started production on the strangest—and possibly coolest—movie of the year, a big-time biopic of President George W. Bush, set for release (maybe) before the November election.

It's called W, it stars Josh Brolin as The Decider, and Entertainment Weekly snagged the low-down by visiting the director of JFK and Nixon on his new flick's Louisiana set.

"Bush may turn out to be the worst president in history," Stone tells EW. "But that doesn't mean he isn't a great story...The fact that he had to overcome the shadow of his father and the weight of his family name—you have to admire his tenacity."

Brolin, hot off No Country for Old Men, is joined by Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush and—this is awesome—Rob Corddry as Ari Fleisher. Rumored to be in talks are Paul Giamatti as Dick Cheney and Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice. EW peeked at the script, too, and describes scenes jumping between Bush's reckless youth—drunken driving, yelling at H.W.—and his reckless presidency.

So what do you think, will W be greeted with flowers and chocolates, or is it a disaster waiting to happen?

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