Seth Rogen's wife and Alzheimer's disease advocate Lauren Miller has called out the "misplaced anger" towards Will Ferrell after he dropped out of the controversial comedy about former U.S. president Ronald Reagan.
Last month (Apr16), the Anchorman star pulled out of a film titled Reagan, in which he was poised to portray the ailing politician. The quirky film followed an intern who is given the task of convincing Reagan he is an actor portraying the commander-in-chief in a movie.
The film was met with mixed reactions, with Reagan's daughter, Patti Davis, making it clear she's not a fan of the film - or Ferrell's casting - in a passionate open letter to the actor on her blog, insisting her father's struggle with the disease was no laughing matter.
And Seth's wife Lauren also decided to pen an emotional essay with her own thoughts on the subject, since the actress' mother suffers from the degenerative disease. In addition, she and Seth are founders of the Hilarity For Charity organisation, which aims to raise awareness for Alzheimer's.
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Actors Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon are set to portray U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy in the forthcoming TV adaptation of Killing Reagan.
The film is the latest in the National Geographic Channel's Killing series, based on the books by political pundit-turned-author Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The stories all explore the assassinations and/or deaths of historic figures.
Killing Reagan will be slightly different from the previous Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus movie instalments as a 1981 attempt on the actor-turned-U.S. leader's life was unsuccessful.
O'Reilly will also take on a small role in the TV film, which will begin production in Atlanta, Georgia in the coming weeks, reports Deadline.com.
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The comedian was reported to have signed on for an ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ based on Reagan’s final days.
Earlier this week it was reported that Will Ferrell would be portraying former US president Ronald Reagan on the big screen in a ‘comedy’ which would focus on politician's struggle with Alzheimer’s, during his final days. However a spokesperson has now confirmed Ferrell will not be starring in the film after all and he never intended to.
Will Ferrell will not be playing Ronald Reagan after all.
A spokesperson for Ferrell told Deadline: “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 an ‘Alzheimer’s comedy,’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.”
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Will Ferrell is no longer attached to star in a new comedy about late U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his battle with Alzheimer's disease after a public uproar.
News of the Anchorman star's new project surfaced on Wednesday (27Apr16), when it was revealed he would portray the 40th president in a film called Reagan. The comedy was set to follow an intern who is given the task of convincing the ailing politician he is an actor portraying the commander-in-chief in a movie.
The idea behind the quirky film was met with mixed reaction, with Reagan's daughter, Patti Davis, making it clear she's not a fan of the film - or Ferrell's casting - in a passionate open letter to the actor on her blog, insisting her father's disease was no laughing matter.
She wrote, "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."
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His family are hurt that their ordeal will be turned into a comedy.
One would think that, in this day and age, we'd have learned that there are some things not worth making a joke about. The children of former US President Ronald Reagan have lashed out at recent reports that Will Ferrell is set to portray their father in a comedy about the politician's struggle with Alzheimer's.
Will Ferrell shamed for his upcoming comedy
Patti Davis wrote an open letter to Ferrell on her website yesterday (April 28th 2016) branding the actor 'ignorant' for his intentions to turn her father's turmoil into a comedic movie called 'Reagan' in which he stars and is producing with writer Mike Rosolio. She also explained more fully about how the ordeal affected her and her family.
The daughter of late U.S. President Ronald Reagan has criticised Will Ferrell's casting in a planned comedy about her father's battle with Alzheimer's.
News of the Anchorman star's new project surfaced on Wednesday (27Apr16), when it was revealed he would portray the 40th president in a film called Reagan, in which an intern is given the task of convincing the ailing politician he is an actor portraying the commander-in-chief in a movie.
Many applauded the idea behind the quirky film, but Reagan's daughter Patti Davis has made it clear she's not a fan and she has taken issue with the casting and film itself, writing a passionate open letter to Ferrell on her blog, insisting her father's disease is not a laughing matter.
She wrote, "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.
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The former president was believed by some to have been suffering from dementia during his second term in office from 1984 to 1988.
Will Ferrell looks set to spark controversy with the announcement that he is to portray a dementia-stricken Ronald Reagan in a new comedy movie about the former U.S. president’s second term in office.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the big-name comedy actor is set to star in Reagan, an unfilmed script project that has been looking for studio backing for a number of years. In what is billed as a “hilarious political satire” in the 2015 Black List (which ranks the most popular unfilmed scripts yearly) it concerns a White House intern in 1984 who must convince Reagan that he’s actually an actor playing the president in a movie.
Will Ferrell is reportedly in line to portray a dementia-stricken President Reagan in a new movie
Will Ferrell is set to take on another U.S. leader when he portrays Ronald Reagan in an upcoming comedy.
The funnyman, who famously impersonated President George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live, has been cast to play the actor-turned-politician in a film titled Reagan.
The movie, penned by screenwriter Mike Rosolio, begins as America's 40th president starts battling dementia. An intern is given the task of convincing Reagan he is an actor portraying the commander-in-chief in a movie.
Ferrell, who is also producing the film, is no stranger to portraying political figures onscreen, having also impersonated U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Cuban President Fidel Castro and U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno during his tenure at SNL.
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Former actress and U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan has died.
The widow of President Ronald Reagan passed away on Sunday (06Mar16), aged 94.
Born in New York City, she embarked on a career as an actress in the 1940s and appeared on Broadway in 1946 musical Lute Song, alongside Mary Martin and a young Yul Brynner.
She relocated to California, where she signed a deal with MGM Studios and went on to score roles in films like The Doctor and the Girl, Shadow on the Wall, and Night Into Morning.
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Actress Noreen Corcoran Has Died At The Age Of 72.
The former child star passed away of cardiopulmonary disease at Valley Presbyterian in Van Nuys, California on Friday (15Jan16).
Corcoran was best known for her role as the teenage adopted niece of John Forsythe in TV series Bachelor Father. She was offered the part after actor-turned-U.S. President Ronald Reagan recommended her to studio bosses.
Corcoran also appeared in films like Gidget Goes to Rome, The Girls on the Beach, and Tanganyika and she recorded a song, titled Love Kitten.
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