Tyler Perry will portray former Secretary of State Colin Powell in the upcoming biopic on Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Backseat, from Adam McKay.
Christian Bale is portraying Dick Cheney and Amy Adams will play his wife, Lynne. LisaGay Hamilton has been cast as Condoleeza Rice.
Deadline, who first reported the news of Powell’s casting says the film chronicle Cheney’s rise from CEO of Halliburton to becoming the most “powerful VP in history.”
Powell, a four-star general was the George W. Bush administration’s Secretary of Staff from 2001-2005.
The film produced by Annapurna Pictures, Plan B and Gary Sanchez.