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Will Ferrell Drops Out of Ronald Reagan Comedy Movie

Will Ferrell Drops Out of Ronald Reagan Comedy Movie

Will Ferrell has dropped out of the upcoming movie Reagan, a comedy that will follow the late president Ronald Reagan‘s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The 48-year-old actor was set to star in the movie, but he pulled out after Reagan‘s family criticized the project and urged him not to play the role.

“The REAGAN script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means a ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project,” a rep for Will told Page Six.

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  • j b

    Guess they will have to wait until all of Ronald Reagan’s close relatives finally die in 10-15 years before they can make this movie.

    Will Ferrell will probably fit the part better then anyway.

  • Cruizin1960

    Even a semi-comedic movie about ANYONE suffering from Alzheimer’s is in poor taste and disrespects ALL sufferers and their families. Alzheimer’s is nothing to laugh about. It is tragic and heartbreaking for all involved. It is often called The Long Goodbye because day by day you lose your loved one. I hope that YOU never have to experience that…but, perhaps if you did you might have more compassion that to make some smart aleck comment like the one above.

  • Cruizin1960

    Even a semi-comedic movie about ANYONE suffering from Alzheimer’s is in poor taste and disrespects ALL sufferers and their families. Alzheimer’s is nothing to laugh about. It is tragic and heartbreaking for all involved. It is often called The Long Goodbye because day by day you lose your loved one. I hope that YOU never have to experience that…but, perhaps if you did you might have more compassion that to make some smart aleck comment like the one above.

  • smmy33

    “The script postulates that Reagan had dementia in office and was so out of it that an intern has to keep him on script by convincing him he’s an actor playing the president in a movie.”

    It’s interesting that left’s hate never diminishes.

    Guess you can’t blame them, Left wing propaganda disguised as entertainment is how Millennials learn “history”.

  • b324

    1. Ronald Reagan’s dementia is nothing new and was speculated while he was still in office.

    2. Can I print out the list of right wing propaganda? First on the list would be the re-writing of AMERICAN HISTORY BOOKS. You bitch all you want about Hollywood and their movies. But at least they aren’t literally trying to rewrite our goddamn history.

    3. Ignorance isn’t related to only 1 generation. Those born before 1980 have proven they are just as ignorant.

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