4/13/2008

Daddy Issues and War Lust in Oliver Stone's 'W'

MARCUS BARAM writes on ABC News:Coming soon to a movie theater near you: controversial director Oliver Stone's "W," the life story of President George W. Bush, a warts-and-all portrayal. Though the movie is scheduled for release in 2009, there is a chance that it might be pushed up to come out before the November election, say insiders.The movie, which starts filming this month with No Country for Old Men actor Josh Brolin playing Bush, paints a humanistic portrait of the president along with plenty of embarrassing anecdotes from his life story, judging by a copy of an early screenplay obtained by ABCNEWS.com. The film's script captures purported notorious moments in Bush's life:– Rumors that his father pulled strings to get him into Harvard Business School.– Almost getting into a fistfight with his father when he comes home drunk one night in the 1970s.– His vow to quit drinking when he wakes up with a wicked hangover soon after his 40th birthday.Right: Oliver Stone and the actor set to play President George W. Bush, Josh Brolin.

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