Adam McKay, who’s appeared to have left dumb comedy behind for more politically-leaning fare, has secured a major trio of talent for his upcoming Dick Cheney Biopic: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Amy Adams.
The biopic will cover a long stretch of the curmudgeonly evil mastermind’s political career, from his time working as Chief of Staff for Gerald Ford, to his time with George H.W. Bush and Dubya. The report in Variety claims Bale will play the former Vice President, Carell will be warmonger Donald Rumsfeld, and Amy Adams Lynn Cheney.
Wait, what? Christian Bale as Dick Cheney? This is going to have to be some sort of impressive makeup and physical transformation job. There isn’t any sort of resemblance, and Bale has changed his body drastically in the past. That being said, Bale backed out of Michael Mann’s Ferrari biopic because he wasn’t going to alter his body weight so intensely again. Who knows…
McKay’s film will get going fairly soon, probably so it can capitalize on Awards season this fall.