William Hurt has a Vantage Point

The History Of Violence co-star will play the US president

Are you cursed with one of those “funny” friends who just won’t let go of the old Fast Show Planet Of The Apes spoof: “Where am I? What year is this? Who’s the president?” Well, the list of fictional presidential actors you can yell back at them – including Martin Sheen and Michael Douglas - just expanded by one.

William Hurt will be sworn in as the leader of the free world, but only in Sony’s new thriller, Vantage Point. Hurt will play the pres in a tale that follows an attempts on his life, but with a twist – the story is told from five points of view.

Matthew Fox (Lost) and Dennis Quaid are already aboard, with Omagh’s Pete Travis directing from Barry Levy’s script.