I know that headline sounds a little strange, but it honestly makes perfect sense.
We reported last week that Oliver Stone was shopping around a script for a film on George W Bush that included his wish for Josh Brolin to play the Prez. Now it looks like Stone's got some financial backing that will help make his idea a reality.
Variety is reporting that Stone has received full financing from production/financing company QED:
The deal -- made a week after Stone and producing partner Moritz Borman unveiled the top-secret script to buyers (Daily Variety, Jan. 21) -- means "Bush" could be in theaters by November's presidential elections, and certainly before Bush leaves the White House in January.
QED will fund over $25 million in partnership with a UK Hedge Fund company.
This is the second film financed by QED as they are also funding "Peter Jackson's District 9" a project Jackson created after Fox and Universal canned his idea for a Halo film two years ago.
Stone co-wrote the Bush script with his "Wall Street" co-writer Stanley Wiser and hopes to start production as early as April.
Exactly how Stone and Wiser managed to work around the WGA strike isn't fully explained.