The trade press wrote that Ferrell would star and produce the movie, but now he's "doing a Hillary" and claiming that he only just received and reviewed the manuscript, then decided not to do it.
And Bill "never had sex with that woman . . . Monica Lewinsky.
The New York Post reported:
"The 'Reagan' script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means an 'Alzheimer's comedy' as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project," the rep said.
The rep wouldn't say whether the decision was a direct result of the outcry from Reagan's daughter, Patti Davis, who on Thursday called the movie "cruel" and Farrell "heartless."
The flick offers an "alternate take" on history and is set at the beginning of Reagan's second term--when he's struck by dementia, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which scored a copy of the manuscript.
Comedic bits center on the idea that president had no clue where he was or what he was doing through the term, the showbiz news site reported.
In one scene, a low-level aid is tasked with convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.
In another, there's a mix-up over a wardrobe assistant named Libby and the country Libya. "I want Libby gone. No more Libby," Reagan proclaims--leading to the bombing of Libya.But the film isn't an 'Alzheimer's comedy' it's merely about making a little fun of a great president with Alzheimer's disease (which happened to be diagnosed several years after he left office).
What a knee-slapper.
Ferrell denies ever considering playing the starring role but The Wrap, another trade press journal wrote:
Will Ferrell will play President Ronald Reagan in "Reagan," a political satire written by Mike Rosolio, whose script was voted to the 2015 Black List of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays.
Ferrell will produce under his Gary Sanchez Productions banner. The funnyman is no stranger to political comedies, have starred in "The Campaign" and "Dick." He also played President George W. Bush on "Saturday Night Live" and the Broadway show "You're Welcome America."So it's very clear that Ferrell was all in on this film but backed out when the Reagan kids wrote about his heartlessness and insensitivity about what President Reagan went through with Alzheimer's.
What is also very clear is the level of scumbaggery Ferrell has crawled down to--a level often seen when liberals attack conservatives. They need to rewrite history in order to make their case, but conservatives merely need to look at history to make their's.
Ronald Reagan was by far, a greater and more honorable president than what the liberals have given us. He put his hand over his heart for the National Anthem. Obama put his hands on his junk.
And Reagan knew America was comprised of 50 states, while Obama thought there was 57.
The liberals own most of the media, but we can vote them out at the box office. They're too stupid to feel humiliated.
Will Ferrell pulled out of the movie for no other reason than to save his career. As for me, I will vote at the box office when his next film comes out.