It’s not possible to see how much Dallas-Fort Worth appears in the film — if at all. It was shot mostly in Louisiana: Shreveport’s Independence Bowl, for instance, stands in for Arlington Park. Written by Oliver Stone (briefly a Yale classmate of President Bush) and Stanley Weiser (Wall Street), W. has been described by Stone as “satire,” “magic realism biography” and somehow, also “a fair, true portrait of the man.”
But the LATimes notes:
Stone, Brolin and the filmmaking team believe they are crafting a biography so honest that loyal Republicans and the Bushes themselves might see it. Given Stone’s filmmaking history [including such films as Nixon, JFK and The People v. Larry Flynt], coupled with a sneak peek at an early “W.” screenplay draft, that prediction looks like wishful thinking.
W. is set for an October 17 release