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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.UPDATE April 30:
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."
Because of the well-deserved backlash Will Ferrell, according to Variety, is no longer involved with this vile film project.