While McKay's film will release its first trailer on October 4, some of the pictures show Bale having put on weight to look like Cheney.
This is not the first time he underwent a body transformation for a role.
Notably, he lost tremendous weight for 'The Machinist' and put on almost as much for 'American Hustle'.
As an effortless adaptive actor, Bale is inspirational.
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Look to new horizons in films
McKay was previously known for comedy movies, like Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman' or 'Talladega Nights'. However, 'The Big Short', exploring the real estate crash, marked a turn towards serious stories for the director. Seeing its success, one might hope the same for his latest project, 'Vice'.