Ronald Reagan is returning to the big screen. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, a feature-length film, titled 'Reagan,' is set for release late next year. The $30 million production will be based on two best-selling biographies of the 40th U.S. president by Paul Kengor: 'The Crusader' and 'God and Ronald Reagan.' The film will begin with the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan and then will flashback and flash-forward to chronicle his life from boyhood to Hollywood to Washington. No actors or director have been signed. The filmmakers have created the Rawhide Pictures production company to make the movie; the title is an homage to the Secret Service code name for Reagan.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones' documentary 'A Letter to Elia' on DVD Nov. 9, one month after the film airs on PBS' 'American Masters' series, according to Variety. The film, which played at the Venice Film Festival and Telluride and will be shown at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film festival, chronicles the life and work of director Elia Kazan, who directed such classics as 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,' 'Gentleman's Agreement,' 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' 'On the Waterfront,' 'East of Eden,' 'A Face in the Crowd,' 'Splendor in the Grass,' 'America, America' and 'The Arrangement.'
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