In the script for Mike Rosolio’s debut feature, selected for the influential Black List of unproduced screenplays late last year, an ambitious intern must convince President Reagan — grappling with dementia in his second term — that he’s an actor playing the commander in chief in a movie. Now, as befits the irreverence of “Reagan,” vocal Hillary Clinton surrogate Lena Dunham will give voice to Reagan speechwriter and conservative columnist Peggy Noonan at an upcoming live read, which amounts to some truly epic trolling.
Dunham, whose HBO series “Girls” returns for its penultimate season Sunday night, will be joined by John Cho and additional, to-be-announced cast members for the reading, directed by Rosolio (NBC’s “Sean Saves the World”) and set to take place at Hollywood’s Montalban Theater on March 5. (Buy tickets here.) Dunham recently appeared at Sundance in conversation with legendary writer/producer Norman Lear.
Previous Black List Live! readings include Ben Schwartz’s “El Fuego Caliente,” Randall
Green’s “Cartoon Girl,” Jacqueline Schaeffer’s “The Shower,” Tom Flynn’s “Gifted,” Brian Duffield’s “Your Bridesmaid Is a Bitch,” Victoria Strouse’s “The Seekers of Perpetual Love,” and Stephany Folsom’s “1969: A Space Odyssey.” Readings are cast
by Lisa Zagoria of Aquila Wood Casting.