Movie stars arrested after 2am bar brawl

Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright and members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight, police said today.

Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright and members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight, police said today.

Shreveport police sergeant Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2am yesterday at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

A call to deal with a rowdy customer drew interference from other patrons, Sgt Lewis said.

Police could not say whether Brolin, who appeared in 'No Country For Old Men', or the others had been released.

The Times of Shreveport newspaper said they were part of the crew on an Oliver Stone film, 'W', about US president George W Bush.

A call to Brolin’s publicist was not immediately returned today.

Wright has appeared in 'Syriana', 'Ali' and 'Casino Royale'.

In 'W', which began filming in Shreveport in May, Brolin plays President Bush and Wright plays former secretary of state Colin Powell.

The cast also includes Elizabeth Banks as first lady Laura Bush, Ellen Burstyn and James Cromwell as the elder Bushes and Thandie Newton as secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.

'W' is Stone’s third presidential film, following 'Nixon' and 'JFK'. He also directed the Vietnam sagas 'Born On The Fourth of July' and 'Platoon', which won four Oscars including best picture and director.

Stone has said 'W', which will focus on the life and presidency of Mr Bush, will not be an anti-Bush polemic, but, as he told Daily Variety, “a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?”.

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