Ridley Scott makes Reagan Film

A wholesome, Midwestern woman accidentally gets involved with an international super spy and is forced to flee the country with him while he protects a dangerous new piece of technology.

The famous 1986 Reykjavik Summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev is to be made into a movie. The as-yet-untitled project will be undertaken by Ridley Scott. Speaking about the project, Scott said, “these are fascinating historical characters, larger-than-life figures […], their actions helped shape history, paving the way for the end of the Cold War […] I want to show who they were and why they did what they did.”

No cast has yet been announced but Scott has commented that good actors are crucial for the project, with former President Reagan being the most difficult role to cast. Ronald Reagan, the 40th American president, died in 2004 following a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The film is expected to be released early ’09 with Scott involved in a variety of other projects including  ‘Body of Lies’, ‘Stones’, ‘Nottingham’, ‘Monopoly’ and an untitled film about the Gucci family.