Friday, August 31, 2012


    Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas is set to play Ronald Reagan in a film called Reykjavik. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell is also in talks to direct it. At one point Ridley Scott was attached to direct the movie, but is now only attached to it as a producer.

The film tells the true story about the meeting between US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the mid-1980s, which helped bring about the end of the Cold War. It's set against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The Reykjavík Summit meeting was held in the famous house of Höfði in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland in 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute, but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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