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Dick Cheney Biopic Could Star Christian Bale as Former Vice President

Dick Cheney Biopic Could Star Christian Bale as Former Vice President

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on Feb. 24, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 06 April 2017 03:21 PM

A Dick Cheney biopic by Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment could begin shooting as soon as September, and Christian Bale is in the conversation as the actor to play the former vice president on the big screen.

Other actors in talks to appear in the film include Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, and Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Variety reported.

Bale, 43, has three Oscar nominations and one win on his resume and is best known for his role as Batman in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, according to The New York Times.

Cheney, 76, served as vice president under George W. Bush between 2001 and 2009. At the time, he played a major role in foreign policy as the country was at war with Afghanistan and Iraq following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Cheney also worked for the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations during his political career.

The biopic doesn't have a title yet, but the film reportedly will be written and directed by Adam McKay, whose last film, "The Big Short," gave Bale his third Oscar nomination.

Cheney is a polarizing public figure, who became one of the most powerful vice president's in political history while not being all that popular, according to the Daily Mail.

Cheney had a final approval rating of just 13 percent when the Bush administration handed over the White House to President Barack Obama in 2009, according to CBS News.

"I've always found Cheney fascinating," McKay said in an interview last year, according to the Daily Mail. "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."

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A Dick Cheney biopic by Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment could begin shooting as soon as September, and Christian Bale is in the conversation as the actor to play the former vice president on the big screen.
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