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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.

Will Ferrell's Ronald Reagan Comedy Slammed By His Daughter

Will Ferrell will be playing the role of Ronald Reagan in a dark comedy about the late president’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The movie is set to begin at the start of the “then-president’s second term when he falls into dementia and an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie,” according to Variety.

Now, Patti Davis, the daughter of Reagan, has written an open letter in which she urges Will to reconsider the movie.

“Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would not find the subject humorous,” she writes. “I watched as fear invaded my father’s eyes—this man who was never afraid of anything. I heard his voice tremble as he stood in the living room and said, ‘I don’t know where I am.’ I watched helplessly as he reached for memories, for words, that were suddenly out of reach and moving farther away. For ten long years he drifted—past the memories that marked his life, past all that was familiar…and mercifully, finally past the fear. There was laughter in those years, but there was never humor.”

Read the full piece now on TheDailyBeast.com.

Celebs React to Hillary Clinton's Statement on Reagan & AIDS

Hillary Clinton has apologized after praising the late Ronald and Nancy Reagan for being early AIDS advocates when in reality, they were silent about the cause.

The presidential candidate spoke to MSNBC at Nancy‘s funeral on Friday (March 11) in Simi Valley, Calif.

“It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/AIDS back in the 1980′s and because of both President and Mrs Reagan—in particular Mrs Reagan—we started a national conversation, when before nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it,” Hillary said on camera. “And, you know, that too is something that I really appreciate was her very effective but low-key advocacy, but it penetrated the public conscience, and people began to say ‘hey we have to do something about this too.’”

After Hillary‘s inaccuracies were pointed out, she issued an apology statement.

“While the Reagans were strong advocates for stem cell research and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, I misspoke about their record on HIV and AIDS. For that, I am sorry,” she said.

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