Ronald Reagan is about to take Hollywood by storm — again. The former actor and president will be the subject of an upcoming biopic being produced by Mark Joseph, who’s previously worked on four X-Men movies, two Fantastic Four movies and the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. We’re not sure how the president fits in with those guys, but here’s his plan…
The film will be called Reagan, and it will center on the 40th president of the United States of America. The material used will mostly come from two best-selling biographies by Paul Kengor: “The Crusader” and “God and Ronald Reagan.” Joseph, optioned the books four years ago and has finally roped in the right screenwriters to adapt the story, Ralph Winter and Jonas McCord who’ll also co-produce.
The film has a 30 million budget and will begin with the 1981 assassination attempt and tells Reagan’s story through flashbacks and flash-forwards. Why does this sound like the set-up of “Lost“? We weren’t fans of it on that show and we’re definitely not fans of it in film. It’s a convention that’s been done too many times, especially in biopics. Hopefully, they’ll do something new and inventive with it.
Do you want to see Reagan’s story told on the big screen? Are you interested in his life?