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Ioan Gruffud and Thandie Newton Set for Oliver Stone's 'W'

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Apr 07, 2008 | 4:13am EDT

Welsh actor Ioan Gruffud is set to play former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the new Oliver Stone movie W.

The star is also joined by actress Thandie Newton in the film, based on the life of President George W. Bush. Newton is reportedly in line to play Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. 

No Country for Old Men star Josh Brolin will play Bush in Stone's drama, which will also feature James CromwellElizabeth Banks and Ellen Burstyn.

Cromwell and Burstyn will play the President's parents George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush, respectively, while Banks will portray First Lady Laura Bush.

W is due to began filming on May 21.

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