Oliver Stone’s W.
Opening this Friday nationwide is Oliver Stone’s newest (and perhaps most controversial) film, W. Rumor has it, Josh Brolin (playing Dubb ya) does a mean impersonation, and has the acting chops to back it up. Whether or not you approved of Bush, or his administration, there’s no denying that he’s one of the most controversial characters in recent political history. The subject matter will be compelling no matter what, but it will be interesting to see the way Stone handles it. Kirk Honeycutt from Hollywood Reporter said, ‘It deserves a fair hearing by U.S. audiences, for Stone goes out of his way to give Bush a fair hearing.’ Does this mean the sometimes brash and provocative director extended more sensitivity then the trailer lets on? Friday will bring all the answers.
W. features a stellar cast of fantastic actors: Richard Dreyfus as Dick Cheney. Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush. Ellen Burnstyn as Barabara Bush. James Cromwell as Bush Sr., and the list goes on. This is Stone’s first directing project since 2006′s widely hailed World Trade Center. Though the film has been screened to several critics, rottentomatoes.com only reports five official reviews, leaving it with an 80% fresh rating.
On behalf of W.‘s production company Lionsgate, eBay will be auctioning off five of the film’s posters, signed by Oliver Stone, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, and Ellen Burstyn. The proceeds will all go to benefit Stand Up To Cancer. The winning bidders will receive the poster as well as a letter of authenticity from Lionsgate. Bidding has already begun, and will end on October 20th. Click here to find out more about the auctions, W., clips from the movie, trailers, etc., etc.
Check out the hilarious trailer: