Michael Douglas set to portray Ronald Reagan in Paramount drama

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Michael Douglas set to portray Ronald Reagan in Paramount drama

The Kominsky Method star is teaming up with Christoph Waltz for new television series Reagan & Gorbachev

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Ronald Reagan and Michael_Douglas
Ronald Reagan and Michael_Douglas

The Kominsky Method star Michael Douglas is teaming up with Christoph Waltz for Paramount’s new television drama series, Reagan & Gorbachev.

Directed by James Foley (Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed), the drama features Douglas as US President Ronald Reagan and Waltz as Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.

The limited series has been adapted from Ken Adelman’s book, Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended The Cold War. 

Adelman was Reagan’s arms control director and advised him during the superpower summits held between the two presidents.

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