The first teaser for Oliver Stone’s new biopic has landed. The clip features George W. Bush as a young, drunk screw-up who goes from fighting with Dad and crashing a car to stretching out in the Oval Office. Video fixed.
The “World Trade Center” filmmaker is heading a project on the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden—written by Cyrus Nowrasteh, the scribe behind the wildly inaccurate ABC undocu-drama “The Path to 9/11.”
Rolling Stone presents one of the most harrowing stories we’ve read all year: a blow-by-blow description of the experience of a teenage jihadist who has been tortured by Americans in Gitmo for the past four years.
Oliver Stone, speaking at the Venice Film Festival, criticized Hollywood?s romance of war. ? ‘Pearl Harbor’ and ‘Black Hawk Down’—these movies worshipped the machinery of war and I think America went back to the concept of war too easily.?
The N.Y. Times says “World Trade Center” marks a departure for filmmaker Oliver Stone in that the movie has no hint of a political agenda. It’s a “harrowing return to a singular, disastrous episode in the recent past and a refuge from the ugly, depressing realities of its aftermath.”