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Oliver Stone's 'W': The NPR Interpretation

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Oliver Stone's 'W': The NPR Interpretation

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Oliver Stone's 'W': The NPR Interpretation

Oliver Stone's 'W': The NPR Interpretation

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"Bush," a draft of a screenplay widely leaked to the press. Oliver Stone is said to be directing a film about the last eight years in the White House. hide caption

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What looks like an early draft of the screenplay for Oliver Stone's movie W — a biopic about President George W. Bush — has been leaked to ABC News. The Guardian has reported on it, and so has Slate. The Hollywood Reporter put up a couple scenes online.

The BPP staff decided dramatize the opening scene from the movie, which is set to start filming late this month.

On our blog, an open thread: Decide for yourselves whether this seems like the real screenplay.

A full list of players follows:

Stage directions: Jacob Ganz

Chief speechwriter: Laura Conaway

Karl Rove: Ian Chillag

George Bush: Win Rosenfeld

Condoleezza Rice: Tricia McKinney

Stephen Hadley: Angela Ellis

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