Surely some distance and perspective was needed on a film about one of the most divisive Presidents in US history?
Plus, the schedule for the film seemed rather ambitious – it started shooting in May for a November release, which by current Hollywood standards seemed rather quick.
However, I have to admit that the cast he has assembled is impressive:
- Josh Brolin / George W. Bush
- Elizabeth Banks / Laura Bush
- Ioan Gruffudd / Tony Blair
- Thandie Newton / Condoleezza Rice
- Ellen Burstyn / Barbara Bush
- Jeffrey Wright / General Colin Powell
- Richard Dreyfuss / Dick Cheney
- James Cromwell / George Herbert Walker Bush
- Scott Glenn / Donald Rumsfeld
- Rob Corddry / Ari Fleischer
- Toby Jones / Karl Rove
- Sayed Badreya / Saddam Hussein
- Michael Gaston / General Tommy Franks
- Allan Kolman / Vladimir Putin
- Randall Newsome / Paul Bremer
Plus, the early leaked trailer that surfaced recently looked much more promising than I had expected.
Could this be the film to return him to former glories?
We shall find out on November 7th, when it opens in the US and UK.