Michael Douglas as Ronald Reagan in indie film?
August 30th, 2012
05:05 PM ET

Michael Douglas as Ronald Reagan in indie film?

Michael Douglas' next role might be pulled from the history books.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Douglas is in talks to play former President Ronald Reagan in a film called "Reykjavik."

The independent project centers on the 1986 nuclear arms discussions held between Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the titular capital of Iceland.

Ridley Scott, now serving as a producer on the film, at one point was considering directing, but at the moment Mike Newell is reportedly in talks to helm the $10 million project.

THR notes that "Reykjavik's" producers are still looking for an actor to play Gorbachev - any thoughts on casting?


Filed under: Celebrities • movies

soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Rayechka

    Bogdan Stupka would be an ideal Gorbachev.

    September 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tim

    Hum.

    http://www.timandjulie.org

    September 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Role

    Frank Langella - the vampire right? ...hmmmm could be the one

    September 1, 2012 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. smartman

    Frank Langella would be a good fit.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nigel

    Anthony Hopkins – no one would be better

    August 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. T

    For the role of Gorbachev, how about Patrick Stewart ?

    August 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rayechka

      No. Gorbachev should be played by a Russian actor. For example Bogdan Stupka.

      September 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hollywood

    All that money for a film that needs a new casting director.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. i love Michael Douglas

    has 20 ggps.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. michael douglas

    great family legend

    August 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Paul Michael Caliazzo SR.

    KIRK is his DAD!

    August 31, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Peter Michael Caliazzo

    This is Hollywood Royalty.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Michael Caliazzo

    What an Actor and Star.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. Douglas

    michael douglas is not the most beautiful man but he still knows how get the white girls "going"...i'd go with him...

    August 31, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. Role

    Brett Hudson would be perfect for the role

    August 31, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. duh

    gorbachev- snookie?

    August 31, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  16. Freddie

    Philip Seymour Hoffman could play Gorbachev.

    August 31, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  17. LOOOOOOOOOOOOZ

    fcial– hr and mkup....si?

    August 31, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  18. wait a minute

    can't put a drunk for the part either..you need spirit for role.

    August 31, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  19. Strike 2

    kay...your just a phat complaining bore.

    August 31, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  20. Strike 2

    kate your just a fat complaining bore

    August 31, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  21. Strike 2

    ask plughead to audition...he's perfect for the role

    August 31, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  22. kay

    They need someone bald headed to play Gorbachev. Maybe obamo will take the part.

    August 31, 2012 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  23. romper room

    great actor....heard wife was bore.

    August 31, 2012 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  24. underground

    great actor **************************************

    August 31, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  25. FLATTIRE

    no way .. this guy is star. he's been through heck and back..he will do it.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  26. loz

    locate me...hair, facial and makup..thrs..

    August 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  27. HunkBay

    yep that the rumor...love michael douglas. his dad one of the greatest actors of all time. no sure if the part is going to work.. he has to be in rehearsals bigtime.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |

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