April 6, 2017


Christian Bale to Play Dick Cheney in Upcoming Biopic

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From playing the iconic Batman in The Dark Knight to a pudgy con artist in American Hustle, Christian Bale's movie roles have always been varied but his latest could be his most contentious.

Variety reports that Bale is set to play Dick Cheney in an upcoming biopic about the former vice president. Adam McKay will helm the film, which follows his Oscar-nominated The Big Short that tackled the economic crisis of 2008. Meanwhile, Steve Carell and Amy Adams are also in talks to star in the still-untitled flick.

After serving in administrations for Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, Cheney was the country's VP from 2001 and 2009 and was known as a heavy pusher in the policies that created post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—a fact that continues to make him more and more controversial these days. Variety adds that McKay has spoken at length about the "countless hours spent researching Cheney and his climb to power" as well as getting Bale as the film's star.

There aren't a ton of details left, but expect this one to get a big awards show push similar to The Big Short. Next, watch a slew of celebs react to President Trump winning the most recent election below: