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The filmmakers behind a feature film about the life of Ronald Reagan said Tuesday that they have struck a foreign sales agreement for all territories outside of the U.S. with Manifest Film Sales, a division of Intandem Films.
The $25 million film, called Reagan, previously inked a deal for a U.S. release on 3,000 screens and $35 million in prints and advertising, and Manifest Film Sales will commence international sales for the movie at the Cannes Film Market this month,the filmmakers said.
Reagan is being produced by Mark Joseph, a producer on the upcoming Jerry Lewis film Max Rose, and Ralph Winter, a producer on some of Fox’s X-Men movies and the upcoming The Giver from The Weinstein Co.
Reagan will be made from a recently completed script by Howard Klausner, who co-wrote the Clint Eastwood film Space Cowboys. The story is told from the perspective of a KGB agent whose job was to keep tabs on the future U.S. president for decades, beginning with his time as a leader in the Screen Actors Guild.
The script is based on two best-selling books by author Paul Kengor — God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism.
“I’ve been very pleased to see the script develop in a manner that is faithful to my books and ultimately to history,” Kengor said.
“Reagan achieved extraordinary things during his lifetime — many of which are yet untold and will astound audiences worldwide,” said director of Manifest Film Sales Andrew Brown. “The former president triumphed over tyranny without firing a single shot.”
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