The Queen Sequel in the Works - Focusing on Clinton and George W. Bush
Last year's film The Queen brought Helen Mirren an Oscar as well as $56 million in domestic box office earnings for Miramax. Reports confirm that screenwriter Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, The Other Boleyn Girl) is already hard at work on a follow-up to the film that will instead center on former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Morgan will finish his "Blair trilogy", which started with a television film titled "The Deal" and continued with The Queen, with this last film.
The film will focus on Blair's reaction to the handover of power from Clinton, a natural liberal ally, to Bush, who came from the other end of the political spectrum. Morgan is currently researching the project with a plan to start writing by the end of this year. Michael Sheen is expected to reprise his role as Tony Blair yet again.
Finally they're going to be tastefully mocking Bush's idiocy! As you might have noticed I'm not a fan of Bush and any chance we get to publicly humiliate him on the big screen, the better! Beyond that, The Queen was a great movie and a follow-up should certainly be welcomed.
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