Filming has quietly begun on a new historical drama chronicling the life of Ronald Reagan. The film, titled Reagan will be directed by George Lucas as a sort of followup to Speilberg’s Lincoln. Adam Baldwin has landed the titular role, and the supporting cast includes Kirk Cameron, Rush Limbaugh, and Nancy Pelosi (as Nancy Reagan). When asked about his new role, Adam Baldwin had this to say:
“This is probably . . . no this is definitely the role of a lifetime. Every day I ask myself, ‘What would Reagan do?’ And now that’s been really paying off. I really don’t know how I’ll ever be able to top this experience.”
George Lucas expressed similar enthusiasm at having Adam Baldwin on board. “We spent some time wondering about who would embody the spirit of Ronald Reagan the most, and then I happened to turn on the TV to Chuck. The minute I remembered Adam Baldwin, I just knew he was the one.”
Reagan is expected to be released on Thurday, November 1, just in time for the Presidential elections.