Director Oliver Stone has set James Cromwell to play George Herbert Walker Bush and Ellen Burstyn to play former first lady Barbara Bush in W, a drama about the formative years of their son, President George W. Bush.
Josh Brolin is playing the title character, and Elizabeth Banks will play first lady Laura Bush.
Stone will direct from a script by his Wall Street co-writer Stanley Weiser. Moritz Borman is producing with Bill Block and Jon Kilik.
The film will begin shooting Shreveport, Louisiana, at the end of April.