Skip to comments.Dennis Quaid to Play Ronald Reagan in New Biopic
Posted on 06/21/2018 6:01:29 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Mark Joseph, who is producing the biopic, met with 50 of the former president's friends, confidantes and cabinet members, including his pastor and the surgeon who saved his life after he was shot.
Dennis Quaid has inked a deal to play President Ronald Reagan in a film expected to begin shooting in the fall, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The long-in-the works feature film will explore Reagan's life from boyhood through his presidency of both the U.S. and the Screen Actors Guild and he will be played as a young man by David Henrie, best known for his role as teen Justin Russo in the kid's show Wizards of Waverly Place, and as an older adult by Quaid.
The film is also expected to explore Reagan's time as governor of California, his role in the destruction of the Berlin Wall and his final days dealing with Alzheimer's disease. It will also delve a bit into John Hinckley Jr., whose obsession with actress Jodie Foster led to his attempted assassination of the Republican president in 1981.
Jon Voight also has a role in the film, which is produced by Mark Joseph, who associate-produced Max Rose, the last film to star legendary comedian Jerry Lewis. The movie, dubbed Reagan, is executive produced by Ralph Winter, best known for the X-Men film franchise.
Joseph told THR that he has met with 50 of Reagan's friends, confidantes and cabinet members, including his pastor and the surgeon who saved his life after Hinckley Jr. shot him, in order to accurately portray the details of his life.
"Dennis was always our first choice. He's one of the great actors of our time," Joseph said.
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The whole movie was amazing, powerful...highly recommended.
Too bad President Reagan’s life has to be filtered through the grimy lens of Hollywood. :(
Looks like Peter Fonda wasn’t available...
It’ll be a hit piece full of lies and distortions and half truths. Hollywood knows nothing else.
I don’t think Quaid would do it if that were the case. He is a devout Christian...and is public about it.
I think Quaid is a great choice. He has had his troubles with drug demons and has changed his life. Good for him. Hopefully he wont let the production be a hit piece.
What’s his loony brother’s name?
The next movie on our Netflix DVD. Quaid was also in an excellent movie, “A Dog’s Purpose.”
Too bad President Reagans life has to be filtered through the grimy lens of Hollywood. :(”
Agree, homowood is unfit to even speak his name.
Jon Voight wouldn’t sign up for a hit piece on Reagan
I’m told George Gipp turned down the role...
He did a good job with the movie savior. It’s about the good ol Bosnia experience.
Voight and Quaid are by all accounts good guys, how much control they have remains to be seen.
Quaid will do a great job.
I’d like to Randy Quaid in the role.
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