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

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.