Location: New Jersey
Written and Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Produced by: Clint Eastwood
Music by: Thomas Newman
Clint Eastwood as Ronald Reagan
Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan
Dana Carvey as George H.W. Bush
Judi Dench as Margaret Thatcher
Judy Davis as Jane Wyman
Catherine Keener as Patti Davis
Tom Cruise as Ron Reagan (JR)
Marcia Gay Harden as Maureen Reagan
Jack Black as Michael Reagan
John Travolta as Bill Clinton
Tagline: "There He Goes Again"
Release Date: Summer 2007
Synopsis: Ronald Reagan, the most beloved president, was a man of courage and integrity and restored patriotism in a wounded country. Based on his life after the White House on his beloved California ranch, focusing on his battle with Alzheimer's disease, his reconciliation with rebellious daughter Patti and the death of daughter Maureen. Love, Ronnie brilliantly mixes humor and drama to create one of the most touching glimpses of a public figure in cinematic history. The movie begins with him and Nancy before he dies and ends with her on Air Force One reading his letters that he wrote to her over the years.
What the press would say:
Love, Ronnie is the heartfelt movie of the year. A brilliant cast brings the larger than life family onto screen. Eastwood will finally get the Best Actor Oscar that has eluded him throughout his career.
Never before has Alzheimer's disease been displayed so truthfully on screen before. Fonda is back to form with her respectful portrayal as the former first lady. Jack Black shows promising range as the oldest son Michael. Look for show stopping scenes with Judy Davis as Ronald's first wife Jane Wyman, and John Travolta as Bill Clinton. Curtis Hanson wonderfully intertwines Comedy and Drama into this beautiful American Film. Academy Award prospects look strong. Look for recognition in the following categories.
Best Picture- Clint Eastwood
Best Actor- Clint Eastwood
Best Actress- Jane Fonda
Best Supporting Actress- Catherine Keener Best Supporting Actress- Marcia Gay Harden
Best Director- Curtis Hanson
Best Adapted Screenplay- Curtis Hanson
Best Score- Thomas Newman
Best Film Editing