Already set to play Liberace in the Steven Soderbergh biopic Behind the Candelabra as well as star in the upcoming comedy Last Vegas, a busy Michael Douglas has added a third major role to his slate by signing on to play the former actor who became the 40th U.S. President, Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik. Director Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is likely to take on the film that was once a Ridley Scott-led project.
Reykjavik takes place in 1986 during the time Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev went to the Icelandic capital to work out a peace deal, with the devastating backdrop of Chernobyl. (Gorbechev has not yet been cast). For more on the film, hit the jump.