AceShowbiz - Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Amy Adams are reportedly in talks to star in untitled Dick Cheney biopic directed by Adam McKay. Sources tell Variety that Bale may play the former vice president of United States, while Adams is on board to play Lynne Cheney. Carell, meanwhile, is reportedly in talks to play former U.S. congressman Donald Rumsfeld.
McKay will helm the movie from his own screenplay. Gary Sanchez Productions and Brad Pitt's Plan B are set to produce. Producers and studio plan to film the biopic sometime in spring for an award-season push.
Cheney was the CEO of Halliburton Company before becoming vice president under George W. Bush between 2001 and 2009. Prior to becoming the CEO of Halliburton, Cheney served in the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
McKay told Deadline last fall that he "always found Cheney fascinating." The director added, "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."
Bale teamed up with McKay in Oscar-nominated "The Big Short" in 2015. He will next be seen in historical drama "The Promise" and western movie "Hostiles". Carell, meanwhile, has finished filming "Last Flag Flying" and will star in "Battle of the Sexes". Adams recently starred in critically-acclaimed "Arrival" and will reprise her role as Lois Lane in superhero movie "Justice League".