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Will Ferrell Is Not Doing the Ronald Reagan Comedy That Made Reagan’s Family So Angry

It was nice while it lasted.

Well, as someone quoting Will Ferrell might say: That escalated quickly! After reports that Will Ferrell would star as Ronald Reagan in a comedy about the former president’s dementia spurred unsurprising levels of outrage from Reagan’s family, Ferrell has stepped out of the project. “The REAGAN script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” the actor’s rep told “Page Six.” “While it is by no means [an] ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.” His reps did not comment on whether the decision to leave the film was a direct result of the outcry against it. The script for Reagan, written by Mike Rosolio, takes place “at the start of the then-president’s second term when he falls into dementia,” and follows an intern who is “tasked with convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the president.” It’s still out there, if anyone dares play the Gipper themselves.

Will Ferrell Pulls Out of Reagan Movie