A favorite post of mine to construct (and here the news on) was the casting of Oliver Stone's upcoming movie "W." While I'm still uncertain of whether or not this film will be any good or not, it was fun to see who got cast to play the parts of Sr. Bush, Laura Bush, Condelezza Rice, etc.
Those side by side pictures can be seen here.
But my greatest concern over this movie initially was that the history was too recent, and especially in his final term as president, in an election year, I just didn't think this has huge long-term success potential.
While it'll be intersted to see how Josh Brolin's performance is perceived, I think this film is going to miss out on covering a huge part of Bush's presidency...called 2008!
I think that years from now when history books of 2025 are written, the history books will largely talk about the decisions made in the economic realm and the decisions made by Henry Paulson, the treasury secretary.
It's too bad that Paulson will likely not be included as a character in the movie. And even worse that Henry Paulson will not be played by Terry O' Quinn (John Locke's of Lost fame).
I have posted a pictures of the two men. First Paulson, and then O'Quinn. Not only is the look similar but Locke's Lost and Alias mannerism would work great in a role of this nature. Hey Stone how about a movie about Henry Paulson?