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Manifest Rides into Cannes with Ronald Reagan Biopic

LONDON — Manifest Film Sales has picked up international sales rights, excluding the U.S., to Ronald Reagan biopic “Reagan.” It will introduce the project to buyers at Cannes.

Reagan’s story is told through the eyes of veteran KGB agent Viktor Petrovich, a composite character of KGB agents who closely followed Reagan since his days in Hollywood.

The script was penned by Howard Klausner (“Space Cowboys”) based on two New York Times bestselling books by author Paul Kengor, “God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life,” and “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism.”

The pic is produced by Mark Joseph (“Max Rose”) and Ralph Winter (“X-Men”).

It will be released in the U.S. on 3,000 screens with a $35 million P&A budget.

“I’ve been very pleased to see the script develop in a manner that is faithful to my books and ultimately to history,” Kengor said.

Andrew Brown, director of Manifest Film Sales, said: “Reagan achieved extraordinary things during his lifetime — many of which are yet untold and will astound audiences worldwide. The former president triumphed over tyranny without firing a single shot.”

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Manifest Film Sales is a subsidiary of Intandem Films, which is headed by CEO Robert Mitchell, whose previous roles have included managing director at Walt Disney U.K.

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