‘Vice’ is a casting dream it feels like.
First, there’s Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, but more on him later. Then we have the new Academy Award Winner Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, which sounds like it shouldn’t work, and then you see it. Speaking of shouldn’t work, Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld. Finally rounding out the all-stars is Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney. She has limited screentime, but you can tell she went all out for the role.
Now, let’s get back to Bale. The man is a chameleon, and the way he puts on/off weight is incredible. The Machinist he dropped 60 lbs by just drinking whiskey and smoking cigarettes. Then he gained weight for and more importantly muscle for Batman, gained weight for this role, and already lost it again. he looks stunningly like the former VP, and let’s hope this film will be worth his time.
‘Vice’ releases Christmas 2018, December 25, 2018.