Voltage Pictures is officially launching sales this week for Reagan, a new biopic based on the life of the 40th President of the United States. Director Sean McNamara (Cats & Dogs 3) is directing the pic, currently in production and is expected to wrap shortly, according to an announcement on Wednesday.
Dennis Quaid (Midway) and Penelope Ann Miller (The Bronx Bull) will star in the respective roles of title character, and of First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Howard Klausner (Space Cowboys) penned the script which “is said to look at Reagan’s life through the eyes of a KGB agent, a fictional character, as he tracks the actor-turned-SAG president-turned-California governor-turned-President from anti-Communist crusader in Hollywood to leader of the free world.”
Actor Jon Voight (TV’s Ray Donovan) will play the KGB agent, with Robert Davi (Mob Town) playing Leonid Brezhnev, who ruled the Soviet Union through the 1960s and 1970s. Voltage President and COO Jonathan Deckter made the announcement for the company, which will begin talks with buyers ahead of the upcoming American Film Market.
Rawhide Pictures’ Mark Joseph is producing.
“Having been fortunate to be involved in the largest scale independent films about American History, The Butler amongst others, it’s a great pleasure to be involved in a film about the Great Communicator,” said Deckter. “Mark has assembled an enormously talented cast with more cast announcements to come and we’re thrilled they’ve entrusted us with delivering this highly anticipated film to international audiences.”
“Jonathan and Voltage are highly respected in the industry and we look forward to working with such a great team,” added Joseph.
Reagan joins the robust Voltage sales slate including the action-thriller The Marksman starring Liam Neeson and the upcoming third and fourth installments of the After franchise, the first of which debuted number one at the box office in 17 international territories and grossed over $70m worldwide. The highly anticipated sequel, After We Collided, is currently the number one indie movie worldwide.
The company is also experiencing great success with Will Wernick’s Follow Me, which has grossed over $2M in Germany, $1M in Benelux and $500k in Australia to date.