I’ve been told about three casting “likes” for Oliver Stone‘s W — i.e., actors who are wanted for the George Bush bopic but not (as far as my source knows) signed. Toby Jones (who plays legendary super-agent Swifty Lazar in Ron Howard‘s Frost/Nixon) is being sought to play Karl Rove. They want Jeffrey Wright to play Colin Powell, and they’d like Tommy Lee Jones to have a go at Donald Rumsfeld. Again — nothing firm, no contracts.
Toby Jones (l.), Karl Rove (r.)
On the other hand, New York is reporting it could be Paul Giamatti as Rove. I actually like that a little better than Jones.