- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hollywood’s former “Batman” is gearing up to play former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale will re-team with director Adam McKay for a biopic on former President George W. Bush’s right-hand man. The two previously collaborated on “The Big Short,” a film on the U.S. housing-market crash.

“In the same way as it was a journey of discovery with ‘The Big Short,’ Adam was able to take a story that most people would go comatose listening to,” Mr. Bale told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “His ability to make it startling and entertaining and intelligent without compromising anything — he’s masterful at doing that.”

The director’s project will also star Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carell as former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Actor Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment will produce the movie.

Paramount Pictures expects filming to begin in September, AP reported.

Mr. Bale won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for 2010’s “The Fighter.” He received Oscar nominations in 2013 for “American Hustle” and 2015 for “The Big Short.”

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