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Another interesting life, and another interesting biopic. So, why not a good movie then?
With some great team it’s definitely possible, so no wonder producers Mark Joseph (Ray), Ralph Winter (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Jonas McCord (Ask the Dust) have begun work on a biopic of Ronald Reagan!
The film will be called Reagan and it will center on the former actor and 40th president of the United States of America.
The material used will mostly come from two best-selling biographies by Paul Kengor: The Crusader and God and Ronald Reagan.
The film will track the entire life of Reagan rom childhood through the presidency.
At this moment we also know that the movie has a 30 million budget and will begin with the 1981 assassination attempt and tells Reagan’s story through flashbacks and flash-forwards.
And yes, that means the project will not be a hit piece either like the »
Producers Mark Joseph (Ray), Ralph Winter (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Jonas McCord (Ask the Dust) have begun work on a biopic of Ronald Reagan. THR reports that the $30 million film will be based off the Reagan biographies The Crusader and God and Ronald Reagan. While the 40th president was the subject of a controversial 2003 miniseries starring James Brolin, this new take have little in common with that approach. The film will begin with the 1981 assassination attempt and then tell Reagan’s story through flashbacks and flash-forwards. It is unknown if we’ll learn that Reagan had left the island and screamed at Nancy that they had to go back.
Hit the jump for my thoughts on the potential pitfalls of a Reagan biopic.
I don’t see a Ronald Reagan biopic succeeding and it wasn’t because people didn’t like the miniseries, which was, to quote Joseph, “an insulting, »
- Matt Goldberg
HollywoodNews.com: The 22nd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards will be produced by veteran producer Paula Wagner, announced today by PGA Presidents Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch. This will be the first involvement with the Producers Guild Awards for Wagner. The 2011 Producers Guild Awards nominations will be announced on January 4th and the ceremony will be held January 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
“Paula is an innovative and dynamic producer with some of the most impressive credits in the business. She has tremendous respect and passion for the producing craft, and we’re thrilled she accepted our invitation to produce the 2011 Producers Guild Awards show,” said Gordon and Koch. “We’re confident that with her energy, efforts and vision the Producers Guild Awards will be better than ever.”
“It’s been my privilege to be a member of the producing community for nearly 20 years, and I’m »
Filmmaker Curtis Harrington: 1926-2007.
Our Friend Curtis Harrington
by Jon Zelazny
Curtis Harrington was born in Los Angeles in 1926. He made short films as a teenager, graduated from USC, and began his Hollywood career in the 1950’s. By the end of the decade, he was directing: independent films, studio pictures, made-for-tv movies, and episodic TV. He completed his last short film in 2002, and died in 2007 at the age of 80.
I knew Curtis well in his final years, as did writer-producer Dennis Bartok, the former head programmer of L.A.’s famed American Cinematheque.
Dennis Bartok: I think the most interesting aspect of Curtis’s career is that he was really the only filmmaker to successfully transition from the avant-garde scene of the late 1940’s to directing Hollywood feature films. And when you see how distinctive his movies are, you wish he could’ve made more… but when you »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
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