Donald Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’ Starring Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Strong and Maria Bakalova – Deadline

Exclusive: Here’s one you might not have seen coming: Sebastian Stan, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominee known for his work in the MCU and the popular Hulu series Pam and Tommywas tapped for the role of young Donald Trump in the ApprenticeA new film by Cannes Prize-winning Iranian director Ali Abbasi (Holy spider).

Also participating in the film in the main roles is Jeremy Strong, winner of an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe (Succession) and Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3). Production began this week.

Described as an exploration of power and ambition, set in a world of corruption and deception. the Apprentice It will examine Trump’s efforts to build his New York real estate business in the 1970s and 1980s, and also delve into his relationship with notorious lawyer Roy Cohn. It is the story of a mentor and protégé that charts the origins of a great American dynasty. Sources told Deadline that Strong will play Cohn, with Bakalova as Trump’s first wife, Ivana.

News of the project comes as the former US president is on trial in New York for fraud. Although currently facing multiple indictments in multiple cases, Trump is twice eyeing a return to the Oval Office as the 2024 Republican front-runner.

Writer L Someone who learns a trade The picture is of Gabriel Sherman, who was a bestseller Loudest sound in the room Series inspired by Showtime Loudest voice, starring Russell Crowe as Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Producers are Daniel Beckerman of Scythia Films, Jacob Jerick of Profile Pictures, and Ruth Tracy of Taylored Films. Executive producers are Grant Johnson, Gabriel Sherman and Amy Byer.

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One of the most versatile actors of his generation, Stan has already memorably portrayed several real-life characters – most recently taking on the role of Robinhood Markets CEO Vladimir Tenev in Dumb money, an image of Craig Gillespie in the 2021 GameStop short squeeze, which Sony released in September after it debuted at TIFF. He previously received rave reviews for his role as Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee opposite Hulu’s Lily James’ Pam Anderson. Pam and Tommyand exploded with his role as Jeff Gillooly, the abusive husband of elite figure skater Tonya Harding, in a film led by Gillespie. I’m Tonya. Other than that, he is best known for his work as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in projects ranging from Captain America: The First Avenger To the next LightningStan will next be seen in the A24 thriller different manwhich he executive produced and starred opposite Reinate Reinsve.

He currently has his third Emmy nomination for his leading role on the HBO series Successionwhich concluded its fourth and final season over the summer, and Strong’s other recent credits include James Gray Armageddon timeAaron Sorkin Chicago 7 trialAnd Guy Ritchie Gentlemen. He will also soon be seen starring alongside Michael Imperioli and more in the Broadway revival of Ibsen’s play. Enemy of the people Produced by Plan B. A very limited 16-week run begins in previews at Broadway’s Circle at the Square Theater on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, and will open on Monday, March 18.

Bakalova will appear opposite Emilia Jones and Scott McEnery in the Sofia Coppola-produced drama. Fantasy landWhich had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Other projects available to the actress are science fiction dramas Oh Horizon And Jerry Seinfeld directed by Netflix pic Not frozen. In development at Paramount, there’s a Paul Feig-directed spy comedy in which she’ll star opposite Stan. The actress broke out with her Oscar-nominated role Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Most recently, Cosmo the Spacedog has been voiced in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Directed two episodes of the first season of the hit HBO video game The last of usThe latest features of Al-Abbasi, Holy spiderIt premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where star Zar Amir Ebrahimi won Best Actress. The serial killer thriller was selected as the official Danish entry for the Academy Award for Best International Feature and was shortlisted, although it was ultimately not nominated.

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A New York Times bestselling author and special correspondent for Vanity Fair, Sherman has also written and served as a consulting producer on the ABC crime drama. Alaska Daily.

Stan is repped by CAA, Brookside Artist Management, Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern; Strong by WME, Sugar23, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Bakalova from CAA, Brookside Artist Management, Insight Management & Production in the UK, and Jorn, Levin, Barnes; Abbasi by CAA, LARK in the UK, and Entertainment 360; and Sherman by Hotchkiss Daily & Associates and Entertainment 360.

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