Elizabeth Banks to play Laura Bush in Oliver Stone movie

Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:05am EDT

Actress Elizabeth Banks poses at the premiere of ''Fred Claus'' at Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California November 3, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Elizabeth Banks poses at the premiere of ''Fred Claus'' at Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California November 3, 2007.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Elizabeth Banks is going from the world of adult films to the White House.

The actress, who recently wrapped shooting Kevin Smith's comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," is in final negotiations to portray first lady Laura Bush in "W," Oliver Stone's biopic on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

Josh Brolin ("No Country For Old Men") already is on board to play the president. Shooting begins in late April in Shreveport, La.

Stone, who wrote the screenplay with his "Wall Street" collaborator Stanley Weiser, has said he plans to make "a fair, true portrait" of Bush, focusing on such areas as his relationship with his father, President George H.W. Bush, his wild youth, and his conversion to Christianity.

Banks, 34, starred in the three "Spider-Man" films, "Seabiscuit" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."

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