Christoph Waltz didn’t get to play one important figure from history, as he had to fall away from playing Sigmund Freud for David Cronenberg in A Dangerous Method. But roles out of history have to be thrown at an actor of Waltz’s capacity on a daily basis. Now he’s lunged at one, and will join Michael Douglas in the film Reykjavik. Douglas will play Ronald Reagan, and Waltz will appear as Mikhail Gorbachev, who was Chairman of the Supreme Soviet and then President of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev essentially led the USSR out of the Cold War. Read More »
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We’ve heard a lot lately about actors being courted to play US Presidents, but most are for one film, Lee Daniels’ new movie The Butler. That one has Alan Rickman set to play Ronald Reagan, and Jane Fonda controversially set to be Nancy Reagan.
Over in a different corner of the indie landscape, Mike Newell has taken up the directorial reins of a film called Reykjavik, and has set Michael Douglas to play Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. Read More »
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When you think Ridley Scott, you think sprawling, epic films like Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven. Even his smaller films – G.I. Jane, Hannibal, Thelma & Louise – are still pretty big in comparison to your standard Hollywood fare. Scott is currently shooting yet another one of these blockbusters, the Alien prequel Prometheus, and while he’s yet to announce his subsequent project, another possibility has been added to his already stacked plate. And it’s a project unlike anything Scott’s done before.
ScreenDaily is reporting that Scott will produce and direct Reykjavik, a retelling of a historic 1986 meeting between American President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev which indirectly resulted in the end of the Cold War. Read more after the break. Read More »