Australian: 26 February 2009
Director: Oliver Stone
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Run Time: 129 minutes
Producers: Moritz Borman, Jon Kilik and Bill Block
Executive Producers: Christopher Mapp, Matthew Street, David Whealy
Academy Award winner, Oliver Stone’s biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial presidents in USA history. This film chronicles his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his first turbulent four years in office, through to his 2004 re-election campaign.
W stars Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men) as George W. Bush, Elizabeth Banks (Seabiscuit) as Laura Bush, James Cromwell (The Queen) as George Herbert Walker Bush, and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Requiem For A Dream) as Barbara Bush.
Omnilab Media co-financed this production and through a deal with Lionsgate, acquired the North American distribution rights from QED International and will also distribute W in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
Omnilab Media Managing Director, Christopher Mapp, said, “I am delighted to be able to announce W as the latest in a significant slate of major movie projects that Omnilab Media are involved in. We had a successful partnership with Lionsgate on The Bank Job, and we are very pleased to be working with them again as we continue our commitment and strategy of investing in high quality films that are made by innovative and unique storytellers.”