Will Ferrell was supposed to play Ronald Reagan in a new movie—allegedly! In the comedy Ferrell would play a dementia-stricken Reagan who is tricked by an intern to thibk he is an actor playing the President and shenanigans would commence—well people were not into the plot of the movie and then
“The ‘Reagan’ script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” the actor’s rep told FOXNews.com. “While it is by no means an ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.”
Alzheimer’s Association also released a statement on Reagan Comedy, “The Alzheimer’s Association is appalled that anyone would plan to develop a film that satirizes an individual living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Would filmmakers consider using a fatal form of cancer or another deadly disease for comedy? It’s time to stop this forever.