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After diving into the economic crisis of 2008, “The Big Short’s” Adam McKay is taking aim at one of Washington’s most polarizing figures.

Sources tell Variety that Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Amy Adams are in talks to star in McKay’s untitled Dick Cheney biopic for Paramount. Sources say Bale is on board to play the former vice president, Carell would portray Donald Rumsfeld, and Adams would play Lynne Cheney.

Brad Pitt’s Plan B is on board to produce.

McKay will direct from his own screenplay with the studio and producers aiming to shoot the movie in the spring for an awards-season push, similar to “Big Short.” Producers are Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner through Plan B along McKay and his Gary Sanchez partners, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick.

Cheney served in the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George H.W. Bush before becoming the CEO of Halliburton. He was VP between 2001 and 2009 under George W. Bush and was at the center of foreign policy as that administration pursued post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq along with “enhanced interrogation” programs against suspected terrorists.

McKay has been vocal recently about his countless hours spent researching Cheney and his climb to power, and has been working hard to get Bale on board as the titular politician.

Bale, who was nominated for best supporting actor for his work on “The Big Short,” can be seen next in Scott Cooper’s western “Hostiles.” Carell recently wrapped Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and can be seen next in “Battle of the Sexes,” where he will play Bobbie Riggs. Adams is coming off a busy 2016 that included “Nocturnal Animals,” “Arrival,” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
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Sure, why not.

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I'll watch it for Bale and Adams. But usually biopics like this that are based on insanely popular figures...especially rich white people in politics don't interest me. The Big Short was also unwatchable in my opinion, so I can't say I give a damn about this. I'll see it for the performances. I can just see the nominations already.

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shauner111 wrote:I'll watch it for Bale and Adams. But usually biopics like this that are based on insanely popular figures...especially rich white people in politics don't interest me. The Big Short was also unwatchable in my opinion, so I can't say I give a damn about this. I'll see it for the performances. I can just see the nominations already.
should've dumbed it down even more, right?

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Not gonna beat Stone's casting

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shauner111 wrote:The Big Short was also unwatchable in my opinion
Now I know why I ignored you

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7212017 wrote:Sure, why not.

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RIFA wrote:
shauner111 wrote:The Big Short was also unwatchable in my opinion
Now I know why I ignored you

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Cant handle opinions that aren't your own maybe?

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It might be an another Oscar for Bale. Probably a nom for Carrel as well.

Oh and Batman is going to bang Superman's girlfriend... again!

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