Annapurna’s Adam McKay-directed Dick Cheney movie has been officially titled Vice, and the pic now will go wide on Christmas Day instead of an original platform release that was to begin on December 14.
There have been heavy whispers of this title on the web; IMDb has had the title listed as such for weeks, but the studio made it official today.
Christian Bale gained weight to play the role of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Here is the pic’s logline: “Epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.” Amy Adams, Steve Carrell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, Lisagay Hamilton, Shea Whigham, Eddie Marsan and Stefania LaVie Owen also star.
Out of all the awards-season releases, McKay’s Vice is among a handful that haven’t been seen yet by the media, along with 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody (which will start screening on October 6), Focus Features’ On the Basis of Sex and Mary Queen of Scots (both at AFI as the respective opening- and closing-night films), Universal’s Welcome to Marwen and Clint Eastwood’s The Mule from Warner Bros, the latter of which just secured a December 14 release date.
McKay’s The Big Short was the closing-night film of AFI in 2015. That ensemble pic, which was platformed by Paramount, went on to make $70.2M and yielded five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and scored an Adapted Acreenplay win for McKay and Charles Randolph.