Former Disney Star to Lead Ronald Reagan Biopic

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Ronald Reagan is going back to the big screen. David Henrie is set to play the former U.S. President in Reagan, an indie biopic told from the view of a KGB agent keeping tabs on him. Or perhaps that should be future U.S. President, because the film will focus on Reagan’s pre-Oval Office days. More on the Ronald Reagan biopic after the jump.  Read More »

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We now know a bit more about the season season of Fargo, which starts to shoot in Calgary today. At the FX TCA presentation, FX CEO John Langraf had a few things to say about the new season: “It’s a big sprawling, in some ways, more comedic [season], though at times, a very serious show. It’s set in the late ’70s against the backdrop of Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States. Reagan is a character in it.” A few more explanatory details, including a bit about just how Reagan fits into Fargo season 2, are below. Read More »

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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There is a rather rare, very specific film subgenre that we rarely have a chance to discuss: Single-Actor Films Based on One-Man Stage Plays About US Presidents. There is Secret Honor, for instance, in which Philip Baker Hall did a magnificent job as Richard Nixon for director Robert Altman. And there is Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!, in which James Whitmore played Harry S Truman.

Now the producers of that film, David Permut and Mark Travis, are assembling a stage play about Ronald Reagan, called The Lifeguard: Ronald Reagan and His Story. They’ve hired Robert Forster to play the one and only role, and he’ll carry that forward into a screen version, too. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Jon Favreau’s Geek Tour Of His House

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I’m a collector, always have been, always will be. I’m the kinda guy who has action figures on my computer desk, movie posters on my walls, a wall of dvds and a few select sideshow collectibles on my book shelf. I always find it interesting to learn about other geek’s collections, or even better, geek directors. At Comic Con, Zack Sndyer admitted that he owns a life-size Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Guillermo Del Toro has a whole second home that houses his geeky memorabilia. Jon Favreau had some extra time as he gears up for production on Iron Man 2 and gave a tour of some of the geeky memorabilia in his home.

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