Dem Fundraiser Michael Douglas to Play Reagan in Upcoming Film
"Reykjavik" will star Michael Douglas, a Democratic fundraiser, as the 40th President.
Reykjavik takes place over a few days in 1986, when Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for talks in a spa in the Icelandic capital to iron out peace against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The producers now are looking to find their Gorbachev.
Douglas has the chops - and the hair - to bring Reagan to life, no doubt. The bigger concern for conservatives is the studio behind the project.
Participant Media exists to make "entertainment that inspires and compels social change," according to the studio's web site. Its roster of films includes many liberal productions, ranging from "Truth" to "Fair Game," the dishonest account of the Valerie Plame affair. The studio also bankrolled "Furry Vengeance," a screed against development as well as George Clooney's "Syriana."
The studio develops apolitical content, too, like "The Soloist" as well as one film embraced by the Right - "Waiting for 'Superman.'"