A member of the W. team who’s been on the set of the Oliver Stone film says that Josh Brolin, who’s playing George W. Bush, “is giving a stellar performance — acting without a speck of irony, a purely interpretive performance. I also think that Elizabeth Banks, as Laura Bush, will turn some heads.” He wrote because W. is “presumed to be a comedy in some quarters, which it isn’t. Yes, it is rife with black humor here and there — how could it not be? — but it is not a lampoon of Bush, but an exploration of the man√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s psyche and an attempt to capture his essence.”