I don't know if it is the casting in this film, or the subject matter itself, but it just seems really strange. Oliver Stone will be directing the 2009 movie W about George W. Bush. Strangely enough, here is the casting done so far per EW.com:
Josh Brolin as George W. Bush
Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush
James Cromwell as George H.W. Bush (in negotiations)
Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell
Based on the ages of the actors playing W and Laura, my guess is that this is a story leading up to the White House, and not as much about AFTER he gets in the White House. We'll see. Either way, I am sure it will be very controversial!