Director SIR RIDLEY SCOTT is making a new movie about late U.S. president
RONALD REAGAN’s dealings with former Soviet leader MIKHAIL GORBACHEV.
The as-yet-untitled film will reportedly focus on the pair’s famous 1986
summit conference that took place in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Scott tells the U.S. trade journal the Hollywood Reporter, “I want to show
who they were and why they did what they did.
“Their actions helped shape history, paving the way for the end of the Cold
And although the American Gangster director has yet to begin casting, he
insists “physical resemblance is secondary”.
He adds, “It’s less about visible appearance, more about the acting. (But)
you have to acknowledge the physicality. Reagan was tall and elegant while
Gorbachev was stocky, like a front row rugby player. In some ways, Gorbachev is
easier to cast. Reagan is more colorful.”
Ronald Reagan, the 40th American president, died in 2004 following a
decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.