Former Batman star Christian Bale is back and starring in a new movie fromAdam Mckay, the maker of The Big Short. VICE is the story of Dick Cheney, the former Vice President of George W Bush.
Bale, who is most known for his buff Batman body in The Dark Knight Trilogy, now looks exactly like Dick Cheney. It’s a truly unbelievable transition made by Bale to play this part. He gained a bunch of weight, shaved his head and aged himself 30+ years. He is joined by Amy Adams, who plays Lynn Cheney. Steve Carrel is Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell portrays George W. Bush.
The movie is directed by Adam McKay, former writer of Saturday Night Live who made the fantastic film The Big Short in 2015.
This trailer doesn’t tell us much about the film other than it is the story of Cheney, his rise to power, the deal he cut to become VP in 2000 and what he did with the power. We also see the amazing remarkable transformation of Bale who makes you believe you’re looking at Cheney. Its astounding.
The movie is going to have to be more than just a guy gaining weight to play a role though. McKay films are usually highly entertaining and funny plus well rounded with a story and narrative to tell as we found from the Big Short. This one will have to share that quality to be successful especially in this divided landscape. I am fully expecting a film that has all the things that I love.
I can’t wait for this film!