Vice (2018 film)
|Directed by||Adam McKay|
|Written by||Adam McKay|
|Music by||Nicholas Britell|
|Edited by||Hank Corwin|
|Distributed by||Annapurna Pictures|
Vice is an upcoming American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. The film stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, with Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill and Jesse Plemons in supporting roles. The plot follows Cheney in his political rise to become the most powerful Vice President in America's history.
The film was announced in November 2016, with McKay set to write and direct. Bale signed on to play Cheney in April 2017, and much of the cast joined throughout the rest of the year. Principal photography began in September 2017. Vice is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 25, 2018, by Annapurna Pictures.
- Christian Bale as Dick Cheney
- Alex MacNicoll as Young Dick Cheney
- Aidan Gail as Young Dick Cheney
- Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney
- Cailee Spaeny as Young Lynne Cheney
- Karolina Kennedy Durrence as Young Lynne Cheney
- Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld
- Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush
- Alison Pill as Mary Cheney
- Jesse Plemons
- Lily Rabe as Liz Cheney
- Violet Hicks as Young Liz Cheney
- Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller
- Tyler Perry as Colin Powell
- Justin Kirk as Scooter Libby
- LisaGay Hamilton as Condoleezza Rice
- Shea Whigham as Wayne Vincent
- Eddie Marsan as Paul Wolfowitz
- Stefania LaVie Owen as Joan / Narrator (voice)
- Adam Bartley as Frank Luntz
- Kirk Bovill as Henry Kissinger
- Jillian Armenante as Karen Hughes
- Bill Camp as Gerald Ford
On November 22, 2016, it was announced that Paramount Pictures had come on board to handle the rights to a drama about Dick Cheney, who moved from Halliburton chief executive to become reputedly the most powerful Vice President in American history, and the screenplay was to be written by Adam McKay, who would also direct. The film would be produced by Plan B producers Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner with McKay and his Gary Sanchez partners, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick. Bale signed on to play Cheney in April 2017, and gained 40 pounds for the role. On August 22, Bill Pullman was cast as Nelson Rockefeller, and a title of Backseat was announced. On August 31, Sam Rockwell was cast as George W. Bush while Stefania LaVie Owen was also cast in an undisclosed role. In September 2017, Adam Bartley joined the cast.
The official trailer was released on October 3, 2018.
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