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''W'''s supporting players

”W”’s supporting players — James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, and Thandie Newton round out the cast

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Stone has corralled an impressive lineup of talent to play supporting roles in W.

George H.W. Bush
To play the 41st President, a.k.a. ”Poppy,” Stone turned to James Cromwell, star of Babe and L.A. Confidential.

Barbara Bush
Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) is set to play Dubya’s commanding mother.

Condoleezza Rice
The secretary of state, nicknamed ”Guru,” will be channeled by Brit actress Thandie Newton (The Pursuit of Happyness).

Karl Rove
The ex-deputy chief of staff will be played by Toby Jones, who was Truman Capote in Infamous.

General Colin Powell
The former secretary of state, who served during Bush’s first term, will be played by Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale).