Brolin, Others in W Cast Busted in Bar Brawl

Assorted actors filming Oliver Stone's movie released on bail in La.
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2008 11:24 AM CDT
Entertainment Weekly ran a cover photo of W's stars Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks in character as President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush.   (AP Photo/Entertainment Weekly)
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(Newser) – Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, actors filming Oliver Stone's W in Louisiana, were among the cast and crew members arrested after a barroom tussle, reports the Shreveport Times. The busted thespians had interfered with police attempts to subdue a fellow patron, and were charged with interfering with police. Brolin was released after paying $334 bail.

A Shreveport police spokesman said one thing has been unusual about the bust: publicity. “I’ve heard from National Enquirer, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, the New York Post and a few other national outlets. Lots of people have called.”