You've probably seen the blurry set photos of Christian Bale looking beefy as Dick Cheney, but seeing it fully fledged in this trailer, the transformation he's gone under is incredible.

Forget 'The Darkest Hour', Bale's embodiment of Cheney looks to be on another level and just exudes every inch of the character. You've also got Sam Rockwell in there as George 'Dubya' Bush, Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld, not to mention the artful direction of Adam McKay in there as well - all of it just shaping up for a really interesting prestige movie before the end of the year.

Don't be in the least bit surprised if this jumps Christian Bale out in front for Best Actor or puts Adam McKay back in contention as Best Director come the new year, too. 'Vice' lands in Irish cinemas on February 1st, 2019.