United States President Ronald Reagan is going to get his own movie. This is a guy that went from a Hollywood actor to the leader of the free world, it seems like it was only a matter of time before the guy got his own movie.
The biopic will be called Reagan, and it will based on two best-selling biographies of the U.S. president by Paul Kengor: The Crusader and God and Ronald Reagan. Producer Mark Joseph optioned the books four years ago, and he brought in Ralph Winter and Jonas McCord to write the script with him.
Winter's producing credits include four X-Men flicks, two bad Fantastic Four movies and the remake of Planet of the Apes. Joseph, a marketing and development executive, worked on Ray, Holes, Because of Winn-Dixie and The Passion of the Christ.
In an interview McCord describes Reagan's childhood as...
...a surreal Norman Rockwell painting with his alcoholic Catholic father, devout Christian mother, Catholic brother and ever-changing boarders the family took in.
Joseph Continues saying....
This is a great story. I'm just glad no one else in Hollywood thinks so, or they'd have made this film by now.
The film will be made on a budget of $30 million dollars. According to THR the film will begins with the 1981 assassination attempt and tells Reagan's story through flashbacks and flash-forwards.
Whether or not your a fan of Reagan or not this should still end up being an interesting film to watch. What do you all think?