Producer of Reagan Alzheimer’s movie defends
Adam McKay says the “deification” of Ronald Reagan led to the demise of his project.
“There were scary messages left at our office,” McKay added Stuff like, ‘How dare you say anything bad about Ronald Reagan, you better watch your back.’ Some very scary voicemails.”
Reagan’s family fiercely attacked “Reagan” last month, blasting the film’s premise as insensitive to people suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Michael Reagan, the president’s eldest son, said that the disease “is not a comedy — first it robs you, then it kills you.”
Reagan’s daughter Patty Davis, meanwhile, penned an open letter recounting “the fear” plaguing her parent during his illness.
“Reagan” reportedly tells the story of a White House intern tasked with making the president believe he is an actor playing the role of commander-in-chief while battling Alzheimer’s.