Ridley Scott Working on Ronald Reagan Flick

February 26, 2008 By:
Ridley Scott Working on Ronald Reagan Flick

Famed director Ridley Scott is making a new movie about late U.S. president Ronald Reagan and his dealings with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Scott tells the Hollywood Reporter, "I want to show who they were and why they did what they did.

"Their actions helped shape history, paving the way for the end of the Cold War."

Scott hasn't cast anyone for the role yet but he insists that "physical resemblance is secondary". He adds, "It's less about visible appearance, more about the acting. (But) you have to acknowledge the physicality. Reagan was tall and elegant while Gorbachev was stocky, like a front row rugby player. In some ways, Gorbachev is easier to cast. Reagan is more colorful."

The project is still in the early stages, there hasn't been anyone cast for the role and the film hasn't been titled yet.