Alison Pill in Vice
(October 12, 2018 – Toronto, ON) Annapurna Pictures hosted the World Premiere of their new film Vice last night at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles. Writer/Director/Producer Adam McKay was there along with cast members Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, and LisaGay Hamilton. Producers Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Will Ferrell, and Kevin Messick were also in attendance.
Vice explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider, Dick Cheney, 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.
Adam McKay laid bare the Wall Street chicanery that led to the greatest financial collapse since the Great Depression in his incisive Oscar-winning The Big Short. In Vice, McKay joins forces with Christian Bale who plays one of the most elusive and secretive minds in modern American political history, the Machiavellian Richard Bruce (Dick) Cheney. The story tracks Cheney’s complex journey from rural Wyoming electrical worker to de facto President of the United States in a darkly comic and often unsettling inside look at the use and misuse of institutional power.
Vice co-stars Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Dick Cheney’s wife. Adams is a five-time Academy Award nominated and two-time Golden Globe winning actress. She was recently in HBO’s high-profile drama series Sharp Objects, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, Steve Carell plays White House insider Donald Rumsfeld and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell plays George W. Bush.
Alison Pill, who gained wide recognition in the United States appearing in Aaron Sorkin’s remarkable HBO series The Newsroom, plays Cheney’s daughter Mary. Pill recently starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated production of Three Tall Women, written by Edward Albee, directed by Joe Mantello and opposite Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf. She is currently shooting the upcoming FX series Devs from Alex Garland. Other stage credits include starring in House of Blue Leaves opposite Ben Stiller, This Wide Night with Edie Falco and costarring with Abigail Breslin in the Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker. She has been nominated for the Lucille Lortel award, the Outer Critics Circle and The Drama League awards for her work in Blackbird. She was also in Wait Until Dark, Reasons to be Pretty and Mauritius. Pill was nominated for a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in The Lieutenant of Inishmnore, and for a Lucille Lortel Award for On The Mountain. She won The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble in the U.S. premiere of The Distance from Here.
Vice opens on Christmas Day, Tuesday December 25. Click here for more about Alison Pill.