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Michael Douglas may play Ronald Reagan in 'Reykjavik'




With the RNC in town, we can't help but find some political items, so how about this? Michael Douglas is in talks to star as the patron saint of the GOP, Ronald Reagan. we hope Michael can handle all those jelly beans.

Reykjavik is an indie flick by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell, focusing on the peace talks in 1986 between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, all while the Chernobyl nuclear accident was irradiating the U.S.S.R., the Hollywood Reporter says. The movie has a budget of $10 million and is to begin shooting in March. The movie's being produced by Participant Media, the company behind An Incovenient Truth.

Douglas will have to finish his Liberace biopic first, so in the meantime, we can cast Gorby ourselves. The Juice* recommends Bob Hoskins, who already played Nikita Khrushchev in Enemy at the Gates. Too bad he retired. How about Michael Chiklis? Or maybe Jason Alexander? Send us your best guesses and we might tweet them via @tbtjuice.

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[Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:59pm]


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