This Friday, controversial director Oliver Stone brings his next history-tinged interpretation to the big screen with his latest project “W,” retelling the events leading to the rise, and what some might call the fall, of our 43rd President, George W. Bush. On board is veteran stage and screen actor Jeffrey Wright playing former Secretary of State, Colin Powell. More shocking is “Crash” actress Thandie Newton who ditched her British accent and changed her look to invoke a surprising resemblance to National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.

The movie examines the life and triumphs of the President leading up to his decision to invade Iraq.