The greatest American President in modern history, or a monster who skyrocketed the national debt while allowing wealth inequality to flourish. The man who broke the Soviet Union and won the Cold War, or a blithering warmonger. Personal mileages on Ronald Reagan vary depending on where you stand on the political spectrum.

Whatever your opinions, his period in American history is both exciting and compelling.

After numerous tales of Kennedy and Nixon, but curiously few about Carter, it is now Regan’s turn in the historical biopic spotlight. ShowBiz Direct, a relatively new distribution company, has premiered the first trailer Reagan starring Dennis Quaid as the actor turned governor turned two-term President.

This telling of the story uses the hook of Viktor Petrovich, a former KGB agent whose life becomes linked with Reagan’s when he first caught the Soviet’s attention as an actor in Hollywood, and then as Governor of California. According to the blurb, the story:

“…transcends the boundaries of a traditional biopic, offering a profound exploration of the enduring impact of the power of one man who overcame the odds.”

By the time he left the White House America, and the Western world, had been transformed through his enduring partnership with British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher and their zero compromise approach to socialism, both at home and abroad, and the Soviet threat.

The 40th president of the United States remains a historical icon to this day, known for his sense of humor. He was also a target of criticism for his hardline approach to everything from labor relations to the Iran-Contra affair.

Also starring are Penelope Ann Miller as Nancy Reagan, Mena Suvari as Jane Wyman, Lesley-Anne Down as Margaret Thatcher, David Henrie as teenage Reagan, Kevin Dillon as Jack Warner, and Jon Voight as Viktor Petrovich.

Reagan is directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer) and arrives in theaters on August 30th.

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