Biopic

Former Disney star David Henrie cast as Ronald Reagan in new biopic

  • Actor David Henrie arrives at the premiere of the movie "The Impossible" at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California December 10, 2012.

    Actor David Henrie arrives at the premiere of the movie "The Impossible" at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California December 10, 2012.  (Reuters)

  • Cast members Selena Gomez (L) and David Henrie answer questions during the panel for the Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place" at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 14, 2007.

    Cast members Selena Gomez (L) and David Henrie answer questions during the panel for the Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place" at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 14, 2007.  (Reuters)

Former Disney star David Henrie has been cast as Ronald Reagan in an upcoming biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Henrie, who is best known for playing Selena Gomez's older brother on the Disney channel show "Wizards of Waverly Place," will play a young Reagan in the $25 million indie film first announced five years ago.

"Reagan" is told from the point of view of a KGB officer who was tasked with keeping tabs on Reagan since his Hollywood actor days.

"It's a universal film with universal values and principles," Henrie told THR.

The film is adapted by "Space Cowboy's" Howard Klausner and based on two biographies by Paul Kengor. Henrie is the first cast member to be announced.

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"Reagan" is the first biopic made for the silver screen about the 40th President of the United States.

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