Penelope Ann Miller appears in TV movie “The College Admissions Scandal.” [Lifetime photo]
The “Reagan” biopic currently filming in Oklahoma has found its Nancy.
Golden Globe-nominated actress Penelope Ann Miller (“Carlito’s Way,” “The Freshman”) will play Nancy Reagan in the biographical drama about President Ronald Reagan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As previously reported, “Reagan” stars Dennis Quaid (who previously worked in Oklahoma on “I Can Only Imagine”) as Ronald Reagan and co-stars Jon Voight (“Deliverance”) and David Henrie (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”).
Robert Davi (“Die Hard”) also has joined the cast; he is portraying Soviet politician Leonid Brezhnev, who governed the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, according to IMDB.
The feature film tells the story of how a young boy escapes poverty, finds his way to Hollywood and then becomes the 40th president of the United States, ready to take on the Soviet Union.
“Reagan” is directed by Sean McNamara (“Soul Surfer”) and is written by Howard Klausner (“Space Cowboys”). The independent film is from Rawhide Pictures, and Mark Joseph and John Sullivan are producing.
Ralph Winter, a producer on the “X-Men” franchise, is also producing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The trade publication reports that Jonas McCord (2001’s “The Body”) co-wrote the script with Klausner, and it is inspired by two books by Paul Kengor: “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” and “God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life.”