The Apprentice: Former US President Donald Trump's biopic to have Sebastian Stan in the lead role

    Sebastian Stan will be playing former US President Donald Trump in the biographical drama, The Apprentice. 

    Sebastian Stan

    Sebastian Stan

    Sebastian Stan has been roped in to essay the role of former US President Donald Trump in the latter’s biopic, The Apprentice. The movie will see the politician’s rise to power and fame and the shooting for the same has begun this week. The movie will also explore Trump’s early years as ruling the roost as a real estate mogul as well as his relationship with the controversial lawyer Roy Cohn who was his mentor but was later disbarred for unethical conduct.

    According to a news report in Hindustan Times, the movie will be directed by Ali Abbasi who also received an Oscar nomination recently for the film, Holy Spider. The Iranian filmmaker also helmed the last 2 episodes of the video game adaptation The Last of Us. The movie will be penned by journalist and author Gabriel Sherman. The Apprentice’s logline reveals, “a mentor-protege story that charts the origins of an American dynasty” and “reveals the moral and human cost of a culture defined by winners and losers”.

    Stan will portray a young Trump in the movie. Succession actor Jeremy Strong will play Cohn in the same. Actress Maria Bakalova will be playing Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump. Reportedly, the film will primarily be based in the 1970s and 1980s and will show the former US President learning the art of deal-making and manipulation from Roy who played a pivotal role in the McCarthy era and the AIDS crisis.

    For the unversed, Roy was also Trump’s lawyer in his many lawsuits. The movie starring the Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor is also expected to highlight some controversial aspects of the politician’s personality. Meanwhile, on the work front, Sebastian will also be seen in the movie A Different Man. The psychological thriller flick will also be starring Adam Pearson and Renate Reinsve.