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BREAKING 7-13-08 "W" Actors: Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Wright, Crew Arrested in Shreveport Bar Fight
Monday, Jul 14, 2008 3:39am
SHREVEPORT, LA  From CNN (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 7pm 7-13-08  The bar fight involving actors Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Wright, and crew members of the movie "W" being filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana was not part of the Oliver Stone movie script.  It was for real. 

And so were the arrests of Brolin, Wright, and five others in the Stray Cat Bar at by Shreveport Police.  

Josh Brolin plays George W. Bush in "W," an upcoming movie about the president.

The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police did not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been released. The paper said they are part of the crew filming "W," about President George W. Bush.

A call to Brolin's publicist was not immediately returned Saturday night.

"W" began filming in May in Shreveport. Brolin plays President Bush and Wright plays former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

The cast also includes Elizabeth Banks as first lady Laura Bush, Ellen Burstyn and James Cromwell as the elder Bushes and Thandie Newton as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Brolin appeared in three films last year. They were "In the Valley of Elah," "American Gangster" and "No Country for Old Men," which won the best-picture Oscar.

Wright won a Tony Award for "Angels in America" on Broadway and a Golden Globe for the same role in the television miniseries. He also has appeared in "Syriana," "Ali" and "Casino Royale."

"W" is Stone's third presidential film, following "Nixon" and "JFK." He also directed the Vietnam sagas "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Platoon," which won four Oscars including best picture and director.

The Academy Award-winning director only began shopping his script for financing in January, but has quickly captured the interest of investors and Hollywood.

Stone has said the film, which will focus on the life and presidency of Bush, won't be an anti-Bush polemic, but, as he told Daily Variety, "a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?"


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