Movies | September 17, 2017 5:00 am

See Christian Bale’s Incredible Transformation for Dick Cheney Biopic

In preparation, the former Batman actor has been eating 'lots of pies.'

Christian Bale
Christian Bale attends the "Hostiles" premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 11, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Christian Bale was nearly unrecognizable at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week. The actor has been packing on the pounds for his upcoming role as Dick Cheney, in a biopic about the former Vice President, writes Town & Country

How is he gaining the weight? He told reporters that he’s been eating “lot of pies.”

The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that Sam Rockwell has been cast as George W. Bush in the film. He joins Bale, Steve Carell (who will play Donald Rusmfeld), and Amy Adams (Lynne Cheney).

Production is set to begin this month, according to Town & Country. The film tells the story of how Cheney became one of the most powerful U.S. vice presidents to ever hold office after avoiding military service in the Vietnam War and rising to CEO of Halliburton.