Richard Dreyfuss is in talks to play vice president Dick Cheney in Oliver Stone’s George Bush biopic W.
The 60-year-old Jaws actor joins a cast that includes Josh Brolin (President Bush), Elizabeth Banks (First Lady Laura Bush), Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice) and Scott Glenn (Donald Rumsfeld).
Dreyfuss’s other roles include Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Stand By Me, The American President and Poseidon.
Director Stone plans to release W in theatres this October before a new president is elected. The DVD is expected to follow in January 2009 prior to the 44th US leader taking office. EXTRAs: Dreyfuss had a serious drug problem in the late 70s and early 80s. One of the side effects was that his memory was damaged, so much so that he still has no memory of filming the movie Whose Life Is It Anyway? Thats ok Richard, we’ve forgotten it too…