Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Wright Hauled Off by Cops in Lifelike 'W' Publicity Coup

If we had just produced an entire feature film in about 12 days like the gang behind Oliver Stone's W, then we, too, would probably have been in a bit of hell-raising mood when it was all said and done. We're not sure if getting arrested would have been on the agenda, but we'll grant newly shorn Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright the benefit of the doubt, anyway: The duo, who play President Bush and Colin Powell in the film, spent some time in custody early Saturday after coming to the aid of a rowdy crew member at a bar in Shreveport, La.

According to police called to the Stray Cat at 2 a.m., the actors and four other crew members "interfered" with the other's arrest:

A Brolin insider told the Daily News that the actor was not involved in a physical scuffle, as several news outlets previously reported. "He was released very soon after the incident," the source said. "It was not a bar fight. It wasn't a physical situation."

Brolin was released from jail after paying $334 bail; Wright wasn't listed in police booking records as of Saturday evening.

Nevertheless, there's Wright's mug shot, boosting Team W pride just in time for the Vanity Fair delegation reportedly en route to visit the principals that day. And what a scene that would greet them: No different than any authentic Bush kegstand, really, with four squad cars, bike cops and a canine unit arriving to squelch the fun. We can't wait to see what carnage ensues if these guys actually do premiere before election day — in character as Dick Cheney, Richard Dreyfuss alone is good for at least a couple overhead beer-bottle smashes before he breaks out his shotgun.

[Photo credit: Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Wright, others on Oliver Stone film arrested [NYDN]