- The Washington Times
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Production for a major feature film about former President Ronald Reagan is now underway featuring a stellar lineup of actors, a meticulous script and some thoughtful casting choices.

“Reagan” the movie, portrays the life “one of the most consequential men in American history,” the production team said, and is shaping up to be a showcase for a talented and diverse group of actors.

The cast includes Dennis Quaid as Reagan himself, plus Academy Award winner Jon Voight as a KGB operative who tracked Reagan for four decades, Robert Davi as Leonid Brezhnev, Penelope Ann Miller as Nancy Reagan, Mena Suvari as Reagan’s first wife Jane Wyman, Kevin Dillon as Reagan friend Jack Warner and Lesley-Anne Down as Margaret Thatcher.

Scott Stapp, lead singer for the rock band Creed, will portray Frank Sinatra.

Producers announced Thursday that the newest member of the cast is veteran actor Will Wallace, who has appeared in some 40 major films, including “The Thin Red Line” and “Rules of Engagement,” among others. He’ll portray former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this timely and poignant story about such a prominent figure in history. I am particularly honored to play such an interesting character as Edwin Meese,” Mr. Wallace said in a statement to The Washington Times.

Though they were unable to meet in person during the COVID-19 era, the actor was able to visit with Mr. Meese himself via Zoom before he took on the role.

The movie itself is being directed by Sean McNamara and produced by Mark Joseph, whose credits include “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Passion of The Christ” among many projects.

“Reagan” will be released in 2021.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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