Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Wright and five other members of the crew of Oliver Stone’s W were arrested after a bar fight in Schreveport, Louisiana Saturday morning. Brolin plays George W. Bush in the film, Wright Colin Powell.
Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said the seven were arrested just after 2 a.m. at the Stray Cat bar. The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police did not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been released. [CNN]
Reportedly, the fight began when, after getting his dinner from a garbage can, Brolin had a shoe thrown at him by a mean old man. …Get it? Because they were at the Stray Cat bar? Whatever, I was already leaving.
A likely scenario is that Wright got into an argument with the Louisiana locals about the Tony Award he won for Angels in America. Many are still bitter about him beating out Larry Bryggman for his portrayal of Howard Bevans in Picnic. You know how worked up they get about theater in the south.