The production is being written and directed by comedy vet Adam McKay. He says the film is about American power.
“A lot of crazy stuff happened during those eight years,” said McKay in a previous interview with Deadline, “and this is a vital puzzle piece in what got us to this moment with Donald Trump, with the world, as it is now, and Dick Cheney is at the center of it.”
British actor Christian Bale is set to portray Dick Cheney. Amy Adams will play his wife, Lynne. LisaGay Hamilton has been cast as Condoleeza Rice.
Deadline, which first reported the news of Powell’s casting, says the film will look at Cheney’s rise from CEO of Halliburton to becoming the most “powerful VP in history.”
Colin Powell, a four-star general, was George W. Bush’s Secretary of State from 2001-2005.
The film produced by Annapurna Pictures, Plan B and Gary Sanchez.