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Yesterday, we posted the first, rather ace photos of Josh Brolin as the worst U.S. president of all time for Oliver Stone‘s W., and today brings word that the flick has picked up a distributor, Lionsgate, and is set for release nationwide on October 17th, 2008. Keep in mind that even though the film graces the cover of the latest EW, production kicks into gear next week and the role of Dick Cheney remains unfilled, so Stone is clearly on a mission. And what about a possible SAG strike this summer?

There are rumors going around that the film will be high on comedy, no sarcasm from me. And there is also a lot of “too soon!” going around and “Why, he doesn’t deserve a film?” But to me, W. will serve as a giant nail of closure for Dubbya’s past two terms and the trillion nightmarish Drudge headlines that resulted and will keep coming. It has nothing to do with the current tiring, sensational election process. Even if the film sucks, which I doubt, it’s a huge pie to the face, and that’s a reason to smile.

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