Following Expected Backlash, Will Ferrell Distances Self from Ronald Reagan Comedy

Since hearing about Ferrell's decision to exit the project, both Davis, 63, and Michael, 71, have expressed relief. “I am so relieved that Will has decided against this film. I can't imagine that anybody else would sign onto it,” Davis told Page Six on

When the news surfaced earlier this week that Will Ferrell would take on another presidential role by playing the late Ronald Reagan in an unconventional gestating comedy, all reports came bundled with an anticipation of backlash. Even on the most

Since hearing about Ferrell's decision to exit the project, both Davis, 63, and Michael, 71, have expressed relief. “I am so relieved that Will has decided against this film. I can't imagine that anybody else would sign onto it,” Davis told Page Six on

"The REAGAN script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means a 'Alzheimer's comedy' as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project," a spokesperson for the

When the news surfaced earlier this week that Will Ferrell would take on another presidential role by playing the late Ronald Reagan in an unconventional gestating comedy, all reports came bundled with an anticipation of backlash. Even on the most