Will Ferrell Backs Out of Controversial Ronald Reagan Comedy

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Will Ferrell wants no part of the Ronald Reagan biopic.

After news of his upcoming role in a comedy about the late President’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease caused quite a bit of controversy, the actor has pulled out of the project. Reagan’s family was not happy about the fact that the film had plans to make his disease a joke. Reagan’s son, Michael, also voiced his disappointment about the script on Twitter.

“The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” a rep for the actor told Page Six. “While it is by no means an ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.”

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