Bale’s extreme physical transformation to play Dick Cheney has been the biggest talking point around the film, which tracks Cheney’s rise to becoming one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history.
Perry reportedly called up Mr. Powell to get his blessing to play him.
“Only Tyler Perry could just be like, ‘I’m calling Colin Powell.’ I mean, that just cracked me up right away,” McKay said. “The whole idea of Tyler Perry, I was told the idea, and then he came by my office, and I have never met anyone with more presence in my entire life. Like, the guy has gravitas, and instantly I was like, ‘Oh yeah, he’s Colin Powell.’ So yeah, he talked to Powell.”
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