After the success of his previous venture into more dramatic territory with 2015’s The Big Short, for which he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, writer/director Adam McKay is in full pre-production on his next project, a biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney and has begun adding some impressive talent to his ranks.

Variety is reporting that McKay has lined up three Oscar nominees to take on three of the lead roles – The Big Short co-stars Christian Bale and Steve Carell and Arrival star Amy Adams. The site says that Bale will be taking on the lead role of Cheney while Adams playing his wife Lynne Cheney and Carell playing for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Certainly strange casting where Bale is concerned but if anyone can throw themselves into something, it’s the former Batman star.

Christian Bale in Adam McKay's The Big Short
Christian Bale in Adam McKay’s The Big Short


McKay has had a very successful career thus far making comedies, with his team up’s with Will Ferrell where he has enjoyed most of his success with hit such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues but it’s was his work on The Big Short, which documented the crash of the American Housing Market from 2008 which got many excited for his future projects.

McKay has written the script with Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B producing as they did with The Big Short. no release date has been set but word is that the film is aiming for a 2018 awards season release. If this one comes off, it will certainly have us very excited!