Report: Nicolas Cage Offered To Play Reagan In Upcoming Biopic

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Nicolas Cage has been offered to play Ronald Reagan in an upcoming biopic, a new report claims.

On Tuesday, New York Post’s Page Six reported that the 52-year-old actor is trying to decide if he will take the opportunity to play the role of the 40th President. The film will “show the conservative president in a flattering light, infuriating the liberal Hollywood crowd,” the outlet reported. (RELATED: Nicolas Cage will star in new movie identical to other Nicolas Cage movie)

Who names their son "Kal-El", after Superman? Nicolas Cage, that's who. (Photo: Getty)

Who names their son “Kal-El”, after Superman? Nicolas Cage, that’s who. (Photo: Getty)

At this point there is very little information as to what the film will focus on, but one report said that the film could be the Reagan biopic by director Sean McNamara about the life of the Gipper from his childhood to commander in chief, according to the film’s website(RELATED: Will Ferrell Picked To Play Ronald Reagan In Upcoming Movie)

There has been no comment about the report from the actor except a statement from Cage’s publicist, Stephen Huvane, who said, “It’s way too early in the development process.”

Ronald Reagan speaks at a rally for Senator Durenberger in 1982 (Getty Images)

Ronald Reagan speaks at a rally for Senator Durenberger in 1982 (Getty Images)

In April, reports surfaced that the actor Will Ferrell was picked to play Reagan in comedy about the president suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease in an unflattering light. Ferrell turned it down after the backlash over the film. (RELATED: Will Ferrell Backs Out Of Ronald Reagan Comedy After Backlash Erupts)

“Alzheimer’s doesn’t care if you are President of the United States or a dockworker,” Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis wrote to Ferrell at the time. “It steals what is most precious to a human being–memories, connections, the familiar landmarks of a lifetime that we all come to rely on to hold our place secure in this world and keep us linked to those we have come to know and love.”

“Perhaps for your comedy you would like to visit some dementia facilities. I have–I didn’t find anything comedic there, and my hope would be that if you’re a decent human being, you wouldn’t either.”

Katie Jerkovich



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