Deadline has revealed another addition to the cast of Adam McKay’s untitled Dick Cheney film, a biopic on the U.S.’ Vice President under George W. Bush, with Tyler Perry set to portray Colin Powell, Bush’s Secretary of State.
Powell played a very important part in the decision to invade Iraq in 2003. He pushed for Bush to invade the country on intelligence that Saddam Hussein had manufactured weapons of mass destruction, but none of the weapons Powell had presented to the UN were ever found.
Christian Bale is leading the cast of the film as Dick Cheney, along with Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush and Steve Carrell as Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld.
UPDATE: Deadline is now reporting that Lily Rabe (American Horror Story, The Wizard of Lies) has also joined the film as Liz Cheney, Dick’s eldest daughter.
Perry will next be seen in Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, which opens on October 20th.