Nicolas Cage has reportedly been offered a role in a new film about the late former president Ronald Reagan.


The 52-year-old actor expressed concerns about the project because it plans to portray Reagan in “a flattering light.” Cage is worried that his taking the role will upset “the liberal Hollywood crowd” and could potentially “damage his career.”

“It’s way too early in the development process,” said Cage’s publicist Stephen Huvane about the casting.

Will Ferrell attempted to create a comedy about Reagan’s struggles with Alzheimer’s Disease, but was met with criticism from Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis, and decided to abandon the work. “Alzheimer’s doesn’t care if you are President of the United States or a dockworker. It steals what is most precious to a human being — memories, connections, the familiar landmarks of a lifetime,” Davis wrote in an open letter to the actor. “Perhaps for your comedy you would like to visit some dementia facilities. I have — I didn’t find anything comedic there.”

Cage stars alongside John Cusack in the upcoming thriller Arsenal and also in Mom and Dad with Selma Blair.

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