Mumbai: Oliver Stone’s W. is set to open the Torino International Film Festival on 21 November.
The film will be bringing Hollywood and Washington to Torino as the film opens this year’s festival. Stone will be in Torino to present the controversial film. The movie is being referred to as having the potential to swing the upcoming US election with Josh Brolin’s performance being described as fearless and a likely Oscar nominee.
W. stars Brolin as George W. Bush, with James Cromwell as George Bush Sr., Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush, Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, Toby Jones as Karl Rove, Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice, Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell, Scott Glenn as Donald Rumsfeld, Ioan Gruffudd as Tony Blair and Richard Dreyfuss as Dick Cheney.
Directed by Stone, in his third examination of an American president, following JFK and Nixon, W. is written by Stanley Weiser and produced by Moritz Borman and Bill Block.
W. is the story of George W. Bush and his journey from Yale frat house to Texas oilfield to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and, in the process, reveals the man who would become the 43rd President of the United States – his struggles, his achievements and the consequences of both.