The Big Short’s Adam McKay Is Directing a Drama About Dick Cheney

By
Photo: Getty Images

Get the taste of all those Trump and Hillary jokes out of your mouth with some hearty, old-fashioned drama. Adam McKay has fully transitioned into the Academy Award–winning phase of his career, and what better subject to tackle after the collapse of the American housing market than former Vice President and Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney? Deadline reports that The Big Short director wrote and will direct a Cheney movie, which he hopes to release in late 2017. McKay is also signed on to direct Bad Blood, the upcoming Theranos movie starring Jennifer Lawrence. While McKay's Dick Cheney film is nominally a drama, one has to assume it will be a drama in the vein of The Big Short, meaning it's sprinkled with comedic moments. Here's hoping it includes that time Dick Cheney accidentally shot his friend in the face while hunting.