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Jon Voight in Talks to Play Russian Spy in Independent Ronald Reagan Biopic

December 19
10:25 2012

Jon Voight in Talks to Play Russian Spy in Independent Ronald Reagan Biopic

Jon Voight is in final negotiations to joing the upcoming independent Ronald Reagan biopic, REAGAN, The Hollywood Reporter announced this morning. The Oscar-winner would portray a KGB agent hunting the 40th President.

This interpretation of Reagan's presidency is based upon THE CRUSADER and GOD & Ronald Reagan, both written by Paul Kengor.

Jonas McCord (THE YOUNG RIDERS, THE BODY) and Howie Klausner (SPACE COWBOYS) are set to co-write the film. Ralph Winter and Mark joseph will produce.

Ronald Reagan seems to be a hot topic these days, with REAGAN the third biopic recently greenlit in Hollywood. THE BUTLER is based on a story first published in the Washington Post after President Obama came to office. It centers on EuGene Allen, a White House employee who served as a butler through eight presidential administrations spanning from 1952 to 1986. Jane Fonda and Allen Rickman are set to portray the Reagans.

Michael Douglas will portray the president in REYKJAVIK. The film takes place over several days in the year 1986 when Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for talks in a spa in the Icelandic capital to iron out peace against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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