If there’s a headline moment you remember from Dick Cheney’s
vice presidency, it’s probably represented in some form, somewhere in this trailer.
Vice takes what looks like a heavily stylized tour through the life of Cheney, as portrayed by a moody and growling Christian Bale. He’s surrounded by a cast that includes Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld.
This snappy trailer has a strong Goodfellas vibe. But where the Martin Scorsese classic tempers its glamorous look at a gangster’s life with the legal reality of criminal actions having consequences, Cheney got away with what he did. Sobering thought, right?
Feels like the perfect story to tell in a Trump-obsessed world. Vice, from writer and director Adam McKay, hits theaters on Christmas, Dec. 25.