Will Ferrell to play former US President Ronald Reagan in biopic

LOS ANGELES: “Zoolander 2” actor Will Ferrell has been tapped to play the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, in an upcoming biopic aptly titled “Reagan”.


The feature film is expected to begin at “the start of the ex-president’s second term when he falls into dementia and an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie”.

The story has been penned by Mike Rosolio. It became so popular after making it into “The Black List” that Lena Dunham and John Cho did a live read in March.

Ferrell, 48, is no stranger to playing President. He has portrayed George W Bush in various comedy sketches.

He was last seen on the big screen in “Zoolander 2”. His next feature films include “The Lego Movie Sequel”, “Daddy’s Home 2”, “Zeroville” and “The House”.