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Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell in Talks for Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Movie

Paramount biopic will feature Bale as former vice president

Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carell are in negotiations to star in Adam McKay’s upcoming Dick Cheney biopic, TheWrap has learned.

Bale would play the former Wyoming congressman turned powerful vice president in the film from Paramount, while Adams would play his wife, Lynne, and Carell would take on the role of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

McKay will direct from a screenplay he wrote. The studio is planning to shoot the film in the spring for an awards-season push. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing through their Plan B along with McKay and his Gary Sanchez partners, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick.

Cheney was selected by George W. Bush as his running mate and served as vice president between January 2001 and January 2009, when he was widely regarded as one of the more influential voices in the White House and the architect of the Bush administration’s foreign policy, which included wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Before assuming that position, Cheney served as a congressman from his home state of Wyoming and the chairman and CEO of oil company Halliburton.

McKay, who made his name as a comedy director, most recently helmed the 2015 financial crisis drama “The Big Short,” which won him the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Bale, Adams, Carell and McKay are represented by WME.

Variety first reported the news.