Sebastian Stan is set to play a young Donald Trump in a new film from Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi.
as The deadline reports, including the cast followingby Jeremy Strong as Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn and Borat Next MovieMaria Bakalova as Trump’s first wife, Ivana.
Thought titled The Apprentice, Abbasi’s film will deal with Trump’s early years in New York building his real estate business in the 1970s and 1980s. It will also examine his relationship with Cohn, a famous lawyer and political operator.
Stan is no stranger to portraying real-life figures on screen. He received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his portrayal of rocker Tommy Lee opposite Lily James’ Pamela Anderson on Hulu’s Pam and Tommyand Robinhood co-founder Vlad Tenev was recently portrayed in this GameStop stock movie Crazy Money.
He is perhaps best known for his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Bucky Barnes, also known as the Winter Soldier. His most recent appearance as the superhero was in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and he was set to turn the paper once more The Thunderbolts in 2025.
Likewise following Strong’s other recent credits include appearing in Armageddon time, The Chicago 7 Trial and The gentlemen. Bakalova recently appeared in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Abbasi’s first feature film was horror Shelly (2016), while his second film, border won the Un Certain Regard award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
His third film, Holy Spider explores the true story of a serial killer operating in the Iranian holy city of Mashhad and debuted at Cannes in 2022. He is also known for directing several episodes of HBO’s hit post-apocalyptic drama The Last of Us.
Former President Trump is now embroiled in a civil fraud trial. According to documents released Wednesday, Deutsche Bank viewed Trump as a “whale” of a client and eagerly cultivated a relationship that grew from $13,000 worth of revenue to $6m in two years.
Trump’s banking dealings are a key issue in the case of New York Attorney General Letitia James, who accuses Trump, his company and some executives of defrauding lenders and insurers by presenting them greatly inflated statements of his asset values.
The defendants deny any wrongdoing. They sought to show that the bank felt flattered, not cheated, by Trump and courted his business.