- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Michael Reagan, the 71-year-old son of former President Ronald Reagan, said comedic actor Will Ferrell should be ashamed of himself for agreeing to play the 40th president in an upcoming satirical film about his battle with dementia.

In “Reagan,” an intern must convince the ailing president during his second term that he is an actor playing the U.S. president in a movie, The Telegraph reported.

“What an [outrage]….Alzheimers [sic] is not joke…It kills..You should be ashamed all of you,” Michael Reaganwrote on Twitter, linking to a Fox News article about the film.

“Alzhemers [sic] is not a comedy,” he added in a separate tweet.

The screenplay for “Reagan,” written by Mike Rosolio, was reportedly on the 2015 “Black List” — an annual industry roundup of the best unfilmed screenplays.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Black List staged a live reading of the film in March with actors James Brolin, John Cho, Lena Dunham and Nathan Fillion.

A director for the film has not yet been announced.


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