Christoph Waltz better get used to people wanting to touch his head: The Oscar winner has signed up to play former Soviet Union chairman Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, about the historic 1986 nuclear arms summit between Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan (Michael Douglas). Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is directing from a script by Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane).
I remain unconvinced that this film will be any good whatsoever. It still seems really strange for Michael Douglas to play this part. As I’ve said, it seems like a real slap in the face to get someone who is known for his left wing activism to play one of the more conservative presidents in recent memory.