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Biopic of Ronald Reagan planned

MUMBAI: A biopic on Ronald Reagan has been planned. Mark Joseph, who bought the rights of the books four years ago will co-produce the film with Ralph Winter.


The feature film, titled Reagan to be made in a budget of $30 million will show the ex-US president‘s life -- from boyhood to Hollywood actor to leader of the free world will be based on two best-selling biographies of the 40th US President namely The Crusader and God and Ronald Reagan by Paul Kengor.


Winter‘s producing credits include four X-Men films, two Fantastic Four films and the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes while Joseph, a marketing and development executive worked on films like Ray, Holes, Because of Winn-Dixie and The Passion of the Christ.


The film will begin with the 1981 assassination attempt on the ex-president and tells Reagan‘s story through flashbacks and flash-forwards.


It may be interesting to note that the Reagans miniseries starred James Brolin as the president and was supposed to air on CBS until a controversy erupted and it was shown on the premium cable outlet Showtime.

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