Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My interest is piqued...

Last week the first teaser for Oliver Stone's biopic W., about everybody's favorite President, hit the internet. Stone's films are always controversial, and early word has it that this movie will be about as "fair and balanced" as a Fox News telecast, but I have to say the trailer looks great. (Look it up on YouTube and you'll see what I mean.) From choice lines like "All you ever do is drink, do drugs and chase tail-- what do you think you are, a Kennedy?" to the fabulous cast-- Josh Brolin as W., James Cromwell and Ellen Burstyn as his parents-- it looks like a compelling package, even if it turns out to be wildly inaccurate. The spot also gives us first glimpses of Elizabeth Banks (who I've adored in everything from The-40-Year-Old Virgin to Slither) as Laura Bush and Thandie Newton as Condoleeza Rice, among others. This excellent poster is equally intriguing. I'll be in line for this come fall, just days before that other significant November event.

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