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Anyone can grow up to be president

W. is a biographical film in production based on the life and presidency of wacky George W. Bush. The film is written, produced, and directed by Oliver Stone, and stars Josh Brolin as George W. Bush. Stone has compared his goal for W. to the approaches of The Queen (2006) and his own Nixon (1995). The release date is set for October 17, 2008.
According to the director, "It's a behind-the-scenes approach, similar to Nixon (1995), to give a sense of what it's like to be in his skin. But if Nixon was a symphony, this is more like a chamber piece, and not as dark in tone."

"I want a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world? It's like Frank Capra territory on one hand, but I'll also cover the demons in his private life, his bouts with his dad and his conversion to Christianity, which explains a lot of where he is coming from. It includes his belief that God personally chose him to be president of the United States, and his coming into his own with the stunning, preemptive attack on Iraq. It will contain surprises for Bush supporters and his detractors."
(Oliver Stone)

The film will be released before the presidential election. The film's producers are reportedly planning to run TV spots for the film opposite John McCain's ads this fall.

Now all we can do is wait and see if this movie might play an important role for undecided voters in the upcoming election...

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1 Responses to “Anyone can grow up to be president”

  1. # Blogger Mademoiselle Soleil

    omg i want to see this!
    i hope i can still vote.
    i registered back home.
    but then i filled out this form with someone from campus who was asking people if they were registered. i still haven't gotten my absentee ballot yet.. ugh i have a feeling i won't be voting in my first pres election i'm eligible for.. i'm very disappointed in my government.  

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