Hollywood star Brad Pitt and filmmaker Adam McKay are developing a movie about former US Vice President Dick Cheney.
McKay has signed on to direct the untitled project from his own script, and he plans to begin shooting in the spring, reported Deadline. Pitt will co-produce the project alongside McKay, Dede Gardner, Will Ferrell, and Jeremy Kleiner under his Plan B company.
McKay, who teamed up with Pitt for last year’s “The Big Short”, is planning to release the movie next year. “I’ve always found Cheney fascinating. Questions of what drove him, what his beliefs were; but once we started digging I was astounded at how much he had shaped modern America’s place in the world and how shocking the methods were by which he gained his power,” the filmmaker said.
Cheney was previously portrayed onscreen by Richard Dreyfuss in Oliver Stone’s “W”, which starred Josh Brolin as President George W Bush.
He served as Vice-President under Bush from 2001 to 2009.
Meanwhile, Brad Pitt will not face any charges stemming from an incident on a private plane in which he was reported to have lost his temper in front of one or more of his children, an FBI spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Pitt, 52, earlier this month was cleared by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for the incident on Sept 14. His wife, the actress Angelina Jolie, filed for divorce five days later.