Movie News: Sam Rockwell to Play George W. Bush in ‘Cheney’

Mr. Right

Cheney: Sam Rockwell (above in Mr. Right) is in final negotiations to portray President George W. Bush in Cheney. If things work out, he will join Christian Bale, who is set to star as Dick Cheney, as well as Steve Carell, Amy Adams and Bill Pullman. Adam McKay will direct the biographical portrait of Cheney, following him from his younger years until he rose to become U.S. Vice President. [THR]

Raul Castillo

El Chicano: As just revealed, Raúl Castillo (above), Aimee Garcia (Lucifer), George Lopez and Kate Del Castillo are starring in El Chicano. Now in production, it’s a “dark, urban-inspired superhero movie, detailing the crime-fighting exploits of the mysterious barrio vigilante known as El Chicano.” Actor, stunt performer and coordinator Ben Bray is making his feature directorial debut. He wrote the original screenplay with Joe Carnahan (The Grey); the two have worked together on several of Carnahan’s film and television projects. [Deadline]

The Bionic Woman

Richard Anderson: Best known for his role as Oscar Goldman in both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman (above), actor Richard Anderson has died. He was 91. His screen career began in 1947; he made notable appearances in Forbidden Planet (1956), Seven Days in May (1964) and Seconds (1966) before playing his most iconic character on television. He continued playing unflappable supporting characters throughout the 1990s, making his final appearance in 2015’s The Blood Trail. [Variety]


mother! Clip: Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Pfeiffer are featured in the first clip from mother! Pfeiffer plays an uninvited guest who shows up at Lawrence’s home and causes trouble and turmoil. Javier Bardem and Ed Harris also star; the movie opens on September 15. [Movieclips]