Yes, that is Christian Bale.
The “Dark Knight” star is nearly unrecognizable as former Vice President Dick Cheney in the newly-released trailer for Adam McKay’s upcoming film, “Vice.”
McKay, director of “The Big Short” and “Anchorman,” charts several decades of Cheney’s career in the film, which is set for release at Christmas. In addition to Bale, who gained over 100 pounds for the role, “Vice” features Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush, Steve Carrell as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney.
According to Annapurna Pictures, “Vice” tells the story of “how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.”
“Vice” also stars Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Shea Whigham and Eddie Marsan.