Christian Bale: First look at UNRECOGNISABLE Batman star as Dick Cheney in new biopic

No fat suits involved, the 43-year-old star is all method when it comes to transforming his body for a role.

New pictures from Adam McKay’s Backseat set show Bale looking particularly chunky as a younger Cheney.

The close up in a casual shirt is particularly hard to make out its the former Batman who sported a six pack just a few years ago.

The snaps follows Bale’s appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival in September,

When asked by reporters at the event how he did it, he replied: “I’ve just been eating a lot of pies.”

The star’s Dick Cheney will be joined by Sam Rockwell as President George W Bush, but from the pictures it looks like the movie will cover the former Vice President in his earlier years too.

Cheney had a varied career as a Republican politician, from being a member of the House of Representatives and Defence Secretary to George H W Bush to White House Chief of Staff under Gerald Ford.

Bale previously gained weight for his role in Oscar-winning movie, American Hustle, in which he played a con artist.

Earlier this year Matthew McConaughey spoke out on his weight gain for Gold, something he really enjoyed doing.

The star said: “I’ve had roles where I’ve lost a lot of weight, but for this one got to gain a lot of weight. Gaining is much more fun!”

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