Reagan/Gorbachev movie casting complete

Yeas and Nays,Politics,Jenny Rogers

Christoph Waltz is polishing his Russian accent after being cast as former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the upcoming film "Reykjavik," which chronicles the 1986 meeting between Gorbachev and President Reagan.

Waltz, an Austrian actor who won an Academy Award for his role in "Inglourious Basterds," is not exactly a dead ringer for the former leader, but he's perhaps a better physical match for his character than Michael Douglas, who will be playing Reagan. Production begins in Iceland and Germany next March.

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