Tyler Perry Cast As Colin Powell in Dick Cheney Biopic


Tyler Perry Cast As Colin Powell in Dick Cheney Biopic
Posted by Wilson Morales

October 11, 2017

Source: Deadline

Deadline is reporting that director/ actor Tyler Perry has been cast as former Secretary of State Colin Powell in the upcoming biopic on Former Vice President Dick Cheney that will be produced by Annapurna Pictures, Plan B and Gary Sanchez.

Powell is the four-star general who as Bush Administration Secretary of State pressed the case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, based on intelligence that Saddam Hussein was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction. None of the weapons Powell cited in his presentation to the United Nations was recovered after Iraq was routed

Directed by Adam McKay, Academy Award winner Christian Bale (“Fighter”) will play Cheney and the film which will chronicle Cheney’s rise from CEO of Halliburton to becoming the most “powerful VP in history.” Amy Adams will play his wife, Lynne. LisaGay Hamilton has been cast as Condoleeza Rice, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush and Steve Carell as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Perry wrote, directed and stars in Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, which Lionsgate releases October 20.

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