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The site reports that McKay, who won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay on The Big Short and was also nominated for Best Director, has already completed the script for the biopic, and hopes to begin shooting the film in the spring ready for a late 2017 release date. The project will be produced by McKay and his Gary Sanchez partners Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick, along with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B.
“I’ve always found Cheney fascinating,” said McKay. “Questions of what drove him, what his beliefs were; but once we started digging I was astounded at how much he had shaped modern America’s place in the world and how shocking the methods were by which he gained his power. »
- Gary Collinson
McKay is lining up to direct the untitled Dick Cheney project and according to Deadline Hollywood, which broke the story on Tuesday, is aiming to start production next spring in time for a late 2017 release.
It is understood McKay is keen to explore what drove the former Halliburton CEO who served in several Republican administrations, culminating in his often vilified vice-presidency under George W Bush.
McKay is also directing the media mogul pilot Succession for HBO, and is writing Jennifer Lawrence starrer Bad Blood for Legendary Pictures and Universal, a feature he will direct about the blood testing scandal that engulfed the company Theranos »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Tony Sokol Nov 23, 2016
The Big Short, Step Brothers and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy director Adam McKay will direct a biopic about former American Vice President Dick Cheney for Paramount, it's been revealed. Will Ferrell is slated to play the jovial second-in-commander-in chief. Like the subject, the project’s title is shrouded in mystery, but Brad Pitt’s Plan B company will produce it.
McKay will write and direct the film, which will follow Cheney from his move, some say lateral because he served in the Nixon, Ford and George H W Bush administrations, from Halliburton CEO to American Vice President under former Texas Governor George W Bush.
“I’ve always found Cheney fascinating”, McKay, who is on the advisory board of anti-political-corruption group Represent.us, told Deadline. “Questions of what drove him, »
The movie will track Cheney's transition from CEO of oil conglomerate Halliburton to vice president in George W. Bush's White House. During his time as VP, Cheney notoriously exercised incredible sway, advocating for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq alongside "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding. Prior to his stint at Halliburton, Cheney worked in the Nixon, Ford and George H.W. Bush administrations, and served as the representative for Wyoming's at-large district. »
“I’ve always found Cheney fascinating,” McKay told Deadline. “Questions of what drove him, what his beliefs were; but once we started digging I was astounded at how much he had shaped modern America’s place in the world and how shocking the methods were by which he gained his power.”
- Liz Calvario
HBO has some new company. Deadline reports Alan Ruck (pictured), Parker Sawyers, Hiam Abbass, Rob Yang, and Peter Friedman have joined the cast of the network's new pilot, Succession.From Adam McKay and Jesse Armstrong, the drama "follows the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional." The cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, and Matthew Macfadyen.Read More… »
Hiam Abbass (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Alan Ruck (Fox’s The Exorcist), Rob Yang (The Bourne Legacy), Parker Sawyers (young Barack Obama in Southside With You) and Peter Friedman (The Path) have joined the cast of HBO's drama pilot Succession, directed and executive produced by The Big Short's Adam McKay. Written by Jesse Armstrong, Succession follows the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully… »
Brian Cox (The Slap), Jeremy Strong (Zero Dark Thirty) and Kieran Culkin (Scott Pilgrim vs The World) are set to star in HBO’s drama pilot Succession. Sarah Snook (Steve Jobs), Nicholas Braun (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) round out the cast of the project, directed and executive produced by The Big Short’s Adam McKay. Written by Jesse Armstrong, Succession follows the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that… »
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