Vice is a new film from Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale in an incredible transformation playing former United States Vice President Dick Cheney. Like Gary Oldman in Churchill, Bale’s makeup and mannerisms make the world famous actor unrecognizable. Vice is set for release on Christmas (2018).
Official Description: The story of Dick Cheney, the most powerful Vice President in history, and how his policies changed the world as we know it.
Director Adam McKay guides the vision of Vice, doubling as screenwriter too. Vice pulsates with energy while setting up the central narrative of an ambitious man given too much power. Bale’s change from sexy leading man to pudgy douchebag is really remarkable. Along for the ride and making a transformation himself is Sam Rockwell who plays George W. Bush, and though he doesn’t have the makeup work like Bale, Rockwell blends into the role with spot-on character work as always. We love you, Sam!
Christian Bale as Dick Cheney
Alex MacNicoli as Young Dick Cheney
Aidan Gail as Young Dick Cheney
Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney
Cailee Spaeny as Young Lynne Cheney
Karolina Kennedy Durrence as Young Lynne Cheney
Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld
Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller
Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush
Alison Pill as Mary Cheney
Lily Rabe as Liz Cheney
Violet Hicks as Young Liz Cheney
Stefania LaVie Owen as Joan / Narrator (voice)
Adam Bartley as Frank Luntz
LisaGay Hamilton as Condoleezza Rice
Tyler Perry as Colin Powell
The trailer for Vice is high-energy, fast-paced and wildly intriguing. The trailer’s mini-narrative is incredible work that builds around the proposition that “changed the world.”
The cast is stellar, the material is ripe with potential, and the creative team is top-notch. Vice is indeed one to keep an eye on, particularly as an Oscar contender. McKay’s blend of tempo, humor, and political commentary is rare today. Also, Bale needs an Oscar or he’ll keep gaining and losing weight for roles until we lose him forever and then we’ll never see a Newsies reboot!
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