Thursday, April 28, 2016

Not funny: Will Ferrell to play Reagan in film where he suffers from Alzheimer's in his second term

Berlin wall segment,
Eureka College
Considering that Alzheimer's--because of longer life spans--is becoming much more common, barring a cure it's proabably a former Democratic president will be afflicted with this dreaded ailment.

Hollywood will not make a comedy film about that president. Nor will it make a movie about Franklin D. Roosevelt as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

Will Ferrell is slated to play Reagan who is suffering from Alzheimer's during his second term.

The real Reagan in his second term signed into law an ambitious and historic tax reform package and set the stage for the defeat of the Soviet Union in the Cold War.

From the Hollywood Reporter:
The comedic actor, who has already portrayed President George W. Bush in skits and onstage, has set his sights on another Republican, President Ronald Reagan.

Ferrell is attached to star in and produce Reagan, a Black List script by Mike Rosolio, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Ferrell will produce via his production banner Gary Sanchez Productions.

No director is on board but the project is being packaged in order to be shopped.

The logline, via the Black List, describes the story thusly: "When Ronald Reagan falls into dementia at the start of his second term, an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the Commander-In-Chief that he is an actor playing the President in a movie."
UPDATE April 30:

Because of the well-deserved backlash Will Ferrell, according to Variety, is no longer involved with this vile film project.

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

Compassionate Liberals making jokes about an Alzheimers victim. Yet they had a conniption fit when Trump made some gestures that they interpreted as making fun of a guy with a disability to his arms. Of course when Crazy Uncle Joe asked a guy in a wheel chair at a rally to stand up and be recognized they all looked the other way. Caring Liberals as I said.