(U.S. News) — A friend dropped a note the other day to let me know that Michael Douglas, the Hollywood uber-liberal who starred in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Rob Reiner’s The American President has apparently been cast as Ronald Reagan in an upcoming big-budget film about the Reykjavik summit.

For those who have forgotten, it was at the Reykjavik, Iceland summit that then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev demanded America abandon its effort to develop a defense against ballistic missile attack, walking out when Reagan said, “Nyet.” At the time, the meeting was branded a failure by western politicians and the liberal press—with Reagan getting the blame.

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