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Oliver Stone Film "W" About Pres Bush

 
 
Reply Mon 14 Jul, 2008 10:09 am
Fight broke out at Louisiana bar; they're working on Oliver Stone movie

updated 10:03 p.m. CT, Sat., July. 12, 2008
SHREVEPORT, La. - Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.

Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said.


The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police could not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been released. The paper said they are part of the crew on an Oliver Stone film, "W," about President Bush.

A call to Brolin's publicist was not immediately returned Saturday night.

"W" began filming in May in Shreveport. Brolin plays President Bush and Wright plays former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

The cast also includes Elizabeth Banks as first lady Laura Bush, Ellen Burstyn and James Cromwell as the elder Bushes and Thandie Newton as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Brolin appeared in three films last year, "In the Valley of Elah," "American Gangster" and "No Country for Old Men," which won the best-picture Oscar.

Wright won a Tony Award for "Angels in America" on Broadway and a Golden Globe for the same role in the television miniseries. He also has appeared in "Syriana," "Ali" and "Casino Royale."

"W" is Stone's third presidential film, following "Nixon" and "JFK." He also directed the Vietnam sagas "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Platoon," which won four Oscars including best picture and director.

The Academy Award-winning director only began shopping his script for financing in January, but has quickly captured the interest of investors and Hollywood.

Stone has said the film, which will focus on the life and presidency of Bush, won't be an anti-Bush polemic, but, as he told Daily Variety, "a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?"
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2008 10:12 pm
W
Edgar...where is everyone?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2008 05:02 am
This is the lost thread. When the film gets released, I predict it will get rediscovered.
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Gala
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2008 05:32 am
What caused the fight?
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2008 07:38 am
When's it due for release?
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mac11
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2008 07:54 am
I've read that Stone wants to release it before Dubya is out of office. But that will be a fast turnaround.
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Gala
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2008 09:08 am
Is this a post about the movie's content or just actor's fodder?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2008 03:42 pm
Gala wrote:
Is this a post about the movie's content or just actor's fodder?


I really wanted it to be about the movie. This article was my first clue it exists.
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mac11
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2008 10:07 pm
According to imdb, it's supposed to open in limited release on 10/17/08.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1175491/releaseinfo
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2008 12:54 am
Alcoholic bum to international war criminal. It's an achievement of sorts.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2008 11:26 am
The most powerful non-entity in the world is more appropriate, and not because of the war crimes performed by his underlings, but by coddlingamd enabling mortgage companies, oil companies and banks (top of a long list), he's the world's worst criminal. Period.

The Washington Mafia is going to be with us until January, a month before all TV becomes digital. Perhaps someone can digitize W and then drop the data back into HAL where it originated.
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Gala
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 07:08 am
edgarblythe wrote:
I really wanted it to be about the movie. This article was my first clue it exists.


I see. An unsavory subject leads to a bar-room brawl in a conservative town. As much as I'm in favor of anything which will expose this administration's unlawful, reckless behavior, Hollywood no longer has as much impact, or credibility-- especially in these regions.

Those of us who are "enlightened" are really kind of clueless and incredulous when it comes to how the rest of the US thinks.

The anti-GW sentiment isn't helped when, for example, all the barking objecting Dem's vote a free ride for corporations with FISA...the anti-GW message is lost, and not too effective.

Anyway, a good looking, born and raised in Hollywood actor goes into a redneck bar in the deep South, has a few beers and wadda you know, he can't handle getting heckled by some guy who keeps an arsenal of weapons in his basement.

Eeesh.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 07:19 am
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-ca-w29-2008jun29,0,4135766.story

About the movie.
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