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Will Ferrell to play Ronald Reagan

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Story by Jack Foley

WILL Ferrell is set to play former US President Ronald Reagan.

The comedian is attached to star in and produce Reagan, a new comedy-drama from Mike Rosolio that was a Black List script for some time.

Indeed, the synopsis on the Black List states: “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.”

A live reading of the screenplay has already been performed, which featured James Brolin as Reagan and John Cho as the intern.

No director is on board as yet, while there is no further word on casting.

Ferrell is no stranger to playing Presidents, having already portrayed President George W. Bush in skits and on-stage.

Editor’s note: This story has now been updated to reveal that Will Ferrell has now withdrawn from the project following protests about the content of the film. Read more

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