One of my adopted actors, the lovely and talented Jeffrey Wright, made the news this weekend by getting arrested at 2 a.m. in a bar in Shreveport. Wright, who is playing Colin Powell in the Oliver Stone movie about George W. Bush, tried to get between officers who wanted to arrest a rowdy member of the crew who was part of the gang from the film in the bar. Josh Brolin, who plays W., was also arrested.
While I do not recommend closing bars in Shreveport, or anyplace else for that matter, if you are going to be picked up by the po-po early in the morning, the right way to do it is standing up for somebody in your crew. Many points are scored by both Mr. Brolin and Mr. Wright for this little altercation on the Matty Boy scale.
As you might notice from the casting, Oliver Stone has decided nearly every important role will be filled by somebody much younger and prettier than the person they are playing. For instance, Thandie Newton is playing Condi Rice. If Condi even dreams she was on her hottest day ever as hot as Thandie Newton, she better wake up and apologize.