Oliver Stone Casts Parents Of "W"

04/04/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oliver Stone has cast the parents for his Bush film, which will begin filming next month. In January Stone cast "No Country for Old Men" star Josh Brolin as the current president, and yesterday Elizabeth Banks was cast as Laura.
Reports Variety:

Director Oliver Stone has set James Cromwell to play George Herbert Walker Bush and Ellen Burstyn to play former first lady Barbara Bush in "W," a drama about the formative years of their son, President George W. Bush...

Cromwell recently made another fact-based foray in a film about an iconic political figure: He played Prince Philip alongside Helen Mirren in "The Queen."

Cromwell is also known for movies like "Spider-Man" and "Babe." Burstyn has appeared in movies like "Requiem for a Dream" and HBO's "Big Love."

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