Will Ferrell to play President Ronald Reagan in 'Reagan' film
Will Ferrell is feeling presidential.
The comedic actor, who already portrayed President George W. Bush in skits and on stage, has set his sights another Republican, President Ronald Reagan.
Ferrell is attached to star in and produce Reagan, a Blacklist 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 Blacklist, describes the story thusly: "When Ronald Reagon 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."
The Blacklist did a live reading of the script in March and the even saw James Brolin act as Reagan while John Cho played the intern. Lena Dunham and Nathan Fillion were also on the playbill.
Ferrell is repped by UTA and Mosiac. Rosolio is repped by UTA.
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