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Michael Douglas To Headline ‘Reykjavik’ Biopic As Ronald Reagan

by Craig Hunter

Mike Newell is currently prepping his indie drama REYKYAVIK, a fact-based political film surrounding the legendary Cold War peace talks that took place in Iceland in 1986 between US President Ronald Reagan and Russia’s chief Mikhail Gorbachev. Michael Douglas will play the former film star-turned-commander in chief Reagan and it will mark his second biopic in quick succession, following Steven Soderbergh’s BEHIND THE CANDELABRA in which he’ll portray the late gay entertainer Liberace. No word yet on who will take to role of Gorbachev.

I’m hoping for a similar effort to Roger Donaldson’s Kevin Costner-led terrific nail-biter THIRTEEN DAYS, which documented how close the world was to the brink of WWIII with the Cuban-missile crisis. Not forgetting Ron Howard’s gripping portrait of two ego’s going head to head in FROST/NIXON. We’ll keep you posting on more casting as soon as we have it.

Source: THR

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