Will Ferrell to play Reagan in Alzheimer's 'comedy'

In the finest traditions of Hollywood hit jobs on conservatives, comedian Will Ferrell will play Ronald Reagan in a "comedy" about the president's affliction with Alzheimer's disease.

Can the left sink any lower?  Why, yes.  Yes, they can.  In the process of trying to destroy Reagan's reputation, they will apparently alter history.

The Wrap:

Will Ferrell will play President Ronald Reagan in “Reagan,” a political satire written by Mike Rosolio, whose script was voted to the 2015 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays.

Ferrell will produce under his Gary Sanchez Productions banner. The funnyman is no stranger to political comedies, having starred in “The Campaign” and “Dick.” He also played President George W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live” and the Broadway show “You’re Welcome America.”

There’s no director attached to “Reagan” yet, but the project has become a priority for Gary Sanchez.

Set at the start of the ex-president’s second term when he was suffering from Alzheimer’s, “Reagan” follows the commander-in-chief as he succumbs to dementia and is convinced by an ambitious intern that he’s actually an actor playing the president in a movie.

The Black List recently held a live reading of the script featuring Lena DunhamJohn Cho and James Brolin as President Reagan, which was very well-received. 

Just for the record, Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994.  While there have been several efforts over the years to "prove" Reagan was suffering from the disease while president, no one has been able to show he suffered from anything worse than hearing loss and the natural minor memory loss that accompanies old age.  The idea that at the beginning of his second term he was suffering from dementia is a delibrate lie and nothing more than a cheap smear by leftists.

Making fun of Alzheimer's disease represents remarkable hypocrisy.  Why not film a comedy about a childhood leukemia sufferer?  Or worse, a mentally retarded person, or someone who has lost a limb to diabetes?  The extraordinary insensitivity to the victims and caregivers who must live with Alzheimers and deal with its wrenching consequences is beyond belief. 

Allahpundit believes that the filmakers may have a plan:

“There’s no indication of whether this film is a comedy or not,” wrote WaPo late last year when the film was added to the Black List. Well, it was written by a comedian; it was billed a month ago as a “hilarious political satire” in the event with Dunham; now Ferrell, who goofed on George W. Bush endlessly on SNL, is set to star. Anyone still clinging to the “sensitive look at a heartbreaking malady of age” theory? Frankly, if they’re going to milk it for laughs, I hope they’re savage about it. No mercy. The worst would be if they spend 100 minutes having Reagan drooling on himself and then give Ferrell some poignant humanizing Oscar-bait-ish scene in the final 10 about struggling with memories so that critics will walk out pulling their chins about the “surprising empathy” the film showed. But since everything is terrible in America now, that’s probably what we’re in for.

As a son who watched for a decade as his mother succumbed to this savage disease, the effort to make someone afflicted with Alzheimer's an object of comedy and ridicule is about the most heartless, uncaring, hard-hearted attack on any human being living or dead in the history of American cinema.

In the finest traditions of Hollywood hit jobs on conservatives, comedian Will Ferrell will play Ronald Reagan in a "comedy" about the president's affliction with Alzheimer's disease.

Can the left sink any lower?  Why, yes.  Yes, they can.  In the process of trying to destroy Reagan's reputation, they will apparently alter history.

The Wrap:

Will Ferrell will play President Ronald Reagan in “Reagan,” a political satire written by Mike Rosolio, whose script was voted to the 2015 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays.

Ferrell will produce under his Gary Sanchez Productions banner. The funnyman is no stranger to political comedies, having starred in “The Campaign” and “Dick.” He also played President George W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live” and the Broadway show “You’re Welcome America.”

There’s no director attached to “Reagan” yet, but the project has become a priority for Gary Sanchez.

Set at the start of the ex-president’s second term when he was suffering from Alzheimer’s, “Reagan” follows the commander-in-chief as he succumbs to dementia and is convinced by an ambitious intern that he’s actually an actor playing the president in a movie.

The Black List recently held a live reading of the script featuring Lena DunhamJohn Cho and James Brolin as President Reagan, which was very well-received. 

Just for the record, Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994.  While there have been several efforts over the years to "prove" Reagan was suffering from the disease while president, no one has been able to show he suffered from anything worse than hearing loss and the natural minor memory loss that accompanies old age.  The idea that at the beginning of his second term he was suffering from dementia is a delibrate lie and nothing more than a cheap smear by leftists.

Making fun of Alzheimer's disease represents remarkable hypocrisy.  Why not film a comedy about a childhood leukemia sufferer?  Or worse, a mentally retarded person, or someone who has lost a limb to diabetes?  The extraordinary insensitivity to the victims and caregivers who must live with Alzheimers and deal with its wrenching consequences is beyond belief. 

Allahpundit believes that the filmakers may have a plan:

“There’s no indication of whether this film is a comedy or not,” wrote WaPo late last year when the film was added to the Black List. Well, it was written by a comedian; it was billed a month ago as a “hilarious political satire” in the event with Dunham; now Ferrell, who goofed on George W. Bush endlessly on SNL, is set to star. Anyone still clinging to the “sensitive look at a heartbreaking malady of age” theory? Frankly, if they’re going to milk it for laughs, I hope they’re savage about it. No mercy. The worst would be if they spend 100 minutes having Reagan drooling on himself and then give Ferrell some poignant humanizing Oscar-bait-ish scene in the final 10 about struggling with memories so that critics will walk out pulling their chins about the “surprising empathy” the film showed. But since everything is terrible in America now, that’s probably what we’re in for.

As a son who watched for a decade as his mother succumbed to this savage disease, the effort to make someone afflicted with Alzheimer's an object of comedy and ridicule is about the most heartless, uncaring, hard-hearted attack on any human being living or dead in the history of American cinema.