See Christian Bale's transformation into Dick Cheney in the first trailer for 'Vice'

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  • Actor Christian Bale transformed into former US Vice President Dick Cheney for director Adam McKay’s upcoming biopic “Vice.”
  • The first trailer debuted Wednesday.
  • The film also stars Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Amy Adams and Lynne Cheney, and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld.

Actor Christian Bale is known for undergoing incredible physical transformations for his roles.

For his latest he gained 40 pounds to portray former US Vice President Dick Cheney in director Adam McKay’s (“The Big Short”) upcoming biopic.

The film’s first trailer finally dropped Wednesday, showcasing Bale as Cheney, along with Sam Rockwell as former President George W. Bush; Amy Adams as author and Cheney’s wife, Lynne Cheney; and Steve Carell as former Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld.

The trailer finds Rockwell’s Bush asking Bale’s Cheney to be his vice president, which Cheney agrees to only with a certain understanding.

“Well, George, I’m a CEO of a large company, and I have been secretary of defence, and I have been White House Chief of Staff,” Cheney says. “The vice presidency is a mostly symbolic job. However, if we came to a different understanding … “

The trailer then cuts through a montage of Cheney’s life before circling back to his and Bush’s exchange.

“I believe we can make this work,” Cheney says.

“Vice” comes to theatres December 21.

Watch the full trailer below:

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