The Hollywood Reporter announced today, from Producer Mark Joseph, comes the first and biggest narrative film on the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Dennis Quaid will star, and Sean McNamara will direct a script from screenwriter Howie Klausner.
Joseph is well known for his media and film projects, but a lesser known fact about this producer is that he is also a political pundit and veritable political encyclopedia. He has worked tirelessly for years to develop the project and has met with over 50 of President Reagan’s friends and colleagues, including Reagan appointees Justices Scalia and Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan’s personal pastor, in whom the President confided. Anyone who knows Mark Joseph knows that he is not just a collector of stories, but he is also a masterful storyteller, and so under Joseph’s leadership and with Quaid as the face, this film is bound to be a timeless masterpiece.
Mark Joseph tells SCENES Media: “Dennis Quaid is a gifted actor and it was hard to imagine anybody else in the role. We spent quite a bit of time getting the story right, talking to the people who knew him best and they often shared stories that aren’t in any history books. There wasn’t a dark side to Reagan, but he did lots of challenges and failures in his life that were preparation. Those are the ingredients of a great story.”
Shooting will start this fall with plans for a Summer 2019 release. Check with SCENES for the latest on REAGAN, The Movie.