Anchorman director Adam McKay wants Christian Bale to play Dick Cheney in a new film.
Deadline reports Bale is the top choice for McKay, and now it’s up to Paramount to go ahead with the casting choice. McKay also wants Amy Adams to star as Cheney’s wife Lynne, and Steve Carell to portray the former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. McKay recently just worked with both Bale and Carell on his last film The Big Short.
The movie, which is still untitled, will focus on Cheney’s historic move from being the Halliburton chief executive to suddenly becoming, arguably, the most powerful Vice President in US history. McKay wrote the script and is aiming to start filming in September for a late 2018 release. Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, and McKay are among the producers for the project.