Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Christian Bale Is Unrecognizable as Dick Cheney in Vice Trailer

Christian Bale Is Unrecognizable as Dick Cheney in Vice Trailer

Just hand Christian Bale (and his dietician) an Oscar already because he's undergone yet another dramatic physical transformation for what might be his biggest challenge to date: finding the humanity in Dick Cheney.

Annapurna unveiled the first full-length trailer for the film Wednesday, giving audiences a taste of the political dramedy starring Bale - sporting heavy makeup - as then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

Bale uncannily nails the gravelly monotone of Cheney, who sits with President George W. Bush (played by Sam Rockwell) before the election discussing the vice presidential pick. And I've been White House chief of staff. However, if we came to a ... uh ... different understanding, I can handle the more mundane jobs: "overseeing bureaucracy, energy, military and foreign policy". "I believe we can make this work".

In addition to Bale and Adams, the film co-stars recent Oscar victor Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller, Tyler Perry as Colin Powell, and Alison Pill and Lily Rabe as the two Cheney daughters Mary and Liz, respectively.

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The chat that led to Cheney and Bush's union is the framing device for the above clip and features the latter telling the former "You're my vice!" - a loaded comment that will clearly be the basis for McKay's film.

Directed by Adam McKay of The Big Short fame, the movie appears to portray Cheney as the true power broker in the Bush administration.

"Vice" is set for release on Christmas Day.

It also stars The Office alum Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller, and LisaGay Hamilton as Condoleezza Rice.

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