Apparently, Will Ferrell was never officially attached to the movie.
The Mike Rosolio script that followed President Ronald Reagan in his years after his administration and was struck with dementia does not have anyone cast as Ronald Reagan. Despite the Internet, including us, echoing that Will Ferrell would have been played two presidents on camera, Ferrell had only considered the project, but never signed on.
Now, this leaves us wondering where the script stands in the development process (especially since Reagan family members are not too happy about the whole thing) and who they’ll get to play Ronald Reagan. No matter who they end up casting, odds are controversy between the Reagans and this movie will continue for quite some time.