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Bush vs the U.S. to be filmed?

GeorgeBush.jpgThe acclaimed book United States V. George W. Bush Et Al. by Elizabeth de laVega has been optioned by writer and director Robert Boris with plans to make it into a major film.

For those of you who don't know, this is the fictional story of what could have happened if George W. Bush and his Administration were indicted for conspiracy to defraud the United States (and indeed other Countries) into waging war with Iraq over weapons of mass destruction.

Through Monsters and Critics, Boris calls this a great courtroom drama and a powerful piece of modern political theater.

I like the idea of this film, another look at an alternative reality not far from where we are now, and something that a lot of people wish could happen. Yet should these type of films be allowed where current political leaders are portrayed in different circumstances that may affect public opinion against them or influence real life? Should they be criticised or stood behind?

Has anyone read the book and can comment on how strong and politically driven it is? Would it make a good film?



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