Actress Thandie Newton ("Run, Fat Boy, Run") is signing off on paperwork to play Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in Oliver Stone‘s new film, "W," billed as a chronicle of the life and times of President George W. Bush.

I can definitely see the resemblance. Just hope Stone has budgeted for dental prosthetics to make Thandie’s movie-star-perfect teeth resemble Condi’s more — how can I put this? — normal-person choppers.

Josh Brolin
will play George W., James Cromwell will make a great George Bush Sr., Elizabeth Banks can certainly pull off First Lady Laura Bush and Ellen Burstyn is a perfect Barbara Bush.

But who should play Vice President Dick Cheney? I’m putting my money on Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Hey, he’s already played ultimate villain Hannibal Lector ("Silence of the Lambs"), and he was a devious and delusional Richard Nixon in Stone’s film "Nixon."

I’d say Hopkins has the acting chops to pull off a sufficiently menacing Cheney, wouldn’t you?

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead