MTV has a great article on Michael Sheen stepping into the shoes of British Prime Minister again for the film, The Special Relationship. This film is set to be the last one in the Blair triology which showcases the life of the politician from his election up through the time of Clinton and Bush’s presidencies.
Sheen gave MTV the details on what viewers can expect from this installment:
“What we always talked about was the third film would be Blair’s decision to align himself with Bush over Iraq,” Sheen said. “And in talking about it and thinking about it, Peter realized that the answers to all those questions about Blair and Iraq lay in his relationship with Clinton. So this is the film about Iraq, it’s just all the most intimate points about why [Blair's choices seemed] out of character and very inconsistent.”
“What this film explores, I suppose, really is that there was nothing inconsistent about it at all,” he continued. “It seems far more interesting to watch a man who is gaining confidence on an international stage, realizing that he can have influence over an American president and realizing the power that he can wield. And him growing in stature and his relationship with Clinton changing over time. So at the end of the film when Clinton is saying, ‘Which way are you going to go? Are you going to go with Bush or not?’ We sort of start to see why he might make the decisions that he did go on to make.”
You can catch A Special Relationship on HBO.