Christian Bale has done it again, gaining 40 pounds to transform into former Vice President Dick Cheney for the biopic Vice. Bale is almost unrecognisable as Cheney, and once again proves his dedication to the craft in what’s shaping up as an Oscar worthy performance.
Directed by Adam McKay (the man responsible for Step Brothers, one of the greatest comedies of all time), Vice chronicles the life of Cheney from his days as a young man making his way in Washington to his history changing appointment as President George Bush’s VP. The official synopsis of the upcoming flick states;
VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
The film features a star studded cast that includes Sam Rockwell as Bush, Steve Carell as Donal Rumsfeld, Tyler Perry as Colin Powell and Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne.
Vice is set for a world wide cinematic release December 25. Watch the official trailer above and enjoy your Boxing Day.