In one of the strangest castings of the year, Sebastian Stan has signed on play Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi’s ‘The Student.’
Joining Stan on the cast list is Maria Bakalova who takes on the role of Ivana Trump and Jeremy Strong as Roy Cohn.
The project is said to be an exploration of power and ambition set in a world of corruption and deceit. It’s a mentor-protege story that charts the origins of an American dynasty. Filled with larger-than-life characters, it reveals the moral and human cost of a culture defined by winners and losers.
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‘The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country’ author Gabriel Sherman will pen the movie. Daniel Beckerman of Scythia Films, Jacob Jerek of Profile Pictures and Ruth Treacy of Taylored Films. Executive Producers are Grant Johnson, Gabriel Sherman and Amy Baer are producers.
As well as being mostly well known for his Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier, Stan received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his portrayal of rocker Tommy Lee in Hulu’s biographical drama ‘Pam & Tommy.’