Kevin Dillon joins cast of upcoming biopic Reagan as Warner Bros co-founder Jack Warner
Kevin Dillon has joined the cast of the upcoming biopic Reagan.
The 55-year-old actor will portray Warner Bros. co-founder Jack Warner in the biopic, which will also feature Dennis Quaid as former US President Ronald Reagan.
Reagan worked for Warner Bros. during his acting career before venturing into politics and made the majority of his films there, including the 1942 moody melodrama Kings Row that was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
Hollywood mogul: Kevin Dillon, shown in June 2015 in Hollywood, has been cast in the upcoming biopic Reagan
‘Reagan’ is being directed by Sean McNamara from a script written by Howard Klausner. Penelope Ann Miller is playing Nancy Reagan with Mena Suvari portraying his first wife Jane Wyman.
Jon Voight also stars as a KGB agent who tracked Reagan for 40 years.
Production on the movie was halted for two weeks last month due to a Covid-19 outbreak among crew members.
Shooting resumed on November 5 and will be relocating to California.
Film executive: Jack Warner, co-founder of Warner Bros Pictures Incorporated, is shown circa 1945
Kevin told Variety: ‘What a great opportunity to work on a movie as epic as this.
‘Acting with Dennis Quaid and playing Jack Warner, one of the founding fathers of Hollywood, is such a privilege.’
Producer Paul Joseph added: ‘We are excited to have Kevin join our cast. He adds his incredible acting skills to our wonderful cast.’
Epic movie: ‘What a great opportunity to work on a movie as epic as this,’ Kevin, shown in July 2016 in Las Vegas, told Variety about the biopic starring Dennis Quaid in the title role
He previously explained how Dennis was always ‘first choice’ to play the lead role.
‘Dennis was always our first choice. He’s one of the great actors of our time,’ the producer declared.
Quaid added that the movie would appeal to people regardless of their political stance, insisting Reagan ‘transcends politics’.
The 66-year-old star said: ‘Reagan was a fascinating and multifaceted human being and this movie captures his humanity.
‘We’re making a movie for Republicans and Democrats alike since Reagan transcends politics.’
Hollywood star: Ronald Reagan is shown circa 1945 in a Hollywood headshot portrait