Nobody in their right mind would look at 77-year-old former US Vice President Dick Cheney and think he'd be an ideal character for 44-year-old Welsh actor Christian Bale to play, but here we are.
Even weirder, the film - occasionally known as Backseat but strictly still untitled - is being made by Adam McKay, stars lots of comedians and somehow ISN'T a comedy. How can Bale not be playing Cheney for laughs?
So far, glimpses of him in character have shown a typical transformation by Bale, which should help, but it's still a hell of an odd direction to go in.
Will It Work?
Well, Bale is an incredibly gifted actor with a particular flair for real-life figures, so we can probably trust him to do wonders with his performance. And it's not like many people would have said
But it doesn't make it any less weird.