Dick Cheney Biopic in the Works from Adam McKay

Dick Cheney biopic in the works from Adam McKay

In a timely move, Deadline is reporting that Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short, Anchorman, The Other Guys) is set to make a Dick Cheney biopic as his next film for Paramount Pictures.

Cheney is regarded as one of the most powerful and influential U.S. Vice Presidents in history, having served under (and, as many regard, OVER) George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. The former Halliburton chairman/CEO — who also served in the Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush administrations — was a hawkish proponent of the War on Terror and the Iraq War, and eventually left office with a 13% approval rating. He was previously portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss in Oliver Stone’s 2008 film W.

“I’ve always found Cheney fascinating,” McKay stated. “Questions of what drove him, what his beliefs were; but once we started digging I was astounded at how much he had shaped modern America’s place in the world and how shocking the methods were by which he gained his power.”

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B will produce the Dick Cheney movie with McKay and his Gary Sanchez partners, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick. McKay is also working simultaneously on Bad Blood, a drama set to star Jennifer Lawrence as Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the infamous blood-test company Theranos. He began development on the Cheney movie shortly after winning his Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Big Short earlier this year.

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