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Hulk Hogan Director Tapped for New Reagan Movie

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A bronze statue to former U.S. President Ronald Reagan stands in the Rike Park in Tbilisi, Ga. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 03:19 PM

A veteran Hollywood filmmaker who directed a martial-arts comedy starring Hulk Hogan and the true-life tale of a teen surfer whose arm was ripped off by a shark has been tapped to helm a new movie about Ronald Reagan.

Sean MacNamara will helm the production dubbed "Reagan" with a script by Howard Klausner, who penned the Clint Eastwood flick "Space Cowboys," according to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter.

The story will be told from the point of view of a KGB agent assigned to tail the future governor of California and nation's 40th president during the Cold War, when he was still a popular TV and movie actor, according to the show-business website.

David Henrie of TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place," "How I Met Your Mother" and "That's So Raven" will star as the young Reagan.

Robert Davi whose films include "Showgirls," "Diehard," and "Maniac Cop 2" will play Soviet Union President Leonid Brezhnev. The older Reagan is still to be cast.

McNamara directed the acclaimed 2011 drama "Soul Surfer," about Hawaiian-born athlete Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm in a shark attack, but overcame the disability to ride the waves again.

He also directed the 1998 action comedy, "3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain," starring Hulk Hogan as Dave Dragon, a retired TV star who helps three boys named Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum fight off evil Ninjas who raid an amusement park.

McNamara's movie has no association with another Reagan movie that had been announced earlier this year in which comic Will Ferrell was reportedly going to play the commander-in-chief as he struggled with Alzheimer's disease. That project was abandoned after a huge public outcry.


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