‘The Apprentice’ Film Casts Martin Donovan As Fred Trump Sr.

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By Calvin S. Nelson

EXCLUSIVE: Martin Donovan (Particular Ops: Lioness) will star alongside Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Sturdy and Maria Bakalova in The Apprentice, Ali Abbasi’s indie that has Stan taking part in a younger Donald Trump.

Donovan will play Trump’s father, Fred Trump Sr., who constructed an actual property fortune that was instrumental in his son’s rise. As we had been first to report, Cohn will painting notorious legal professional Roy Cohn, with Bakalova because the youthful Trump’s first spouse, Ivana.

An exploration of energy and ambition, set in a world of corruption and deceit, The Apprentice hinges on Donald Trump’s efforts to construct his actual property enterprise in New York within the ’70s and ’80s, additionally digging into his relationship with the aforementioned Cohn. A mentor-protege story full of larger-than-life characters, the movie charts the origins of a serious American dynasty and divulges the ethical and human value of a tradition outlined by winners and losers.

Donald Trump’s father Fred Sr. launched his profession in actual property improvement in 1927, on the age of twenty-two, following within the footsteps of his personal father. He centered to begin on constructing single-family houses in Queens, however as his enterprise grew, he expanded into the development of condominium buildings, buying facilities, and different industrial properties all through Queens and Brooklyn. All through the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, Fred Trump’s enterprise flourished as he capitalized on the post-war financial increase and the enlargement of NYC’s suburbs. Finally, he ventured into Manhattan, the place he would develop luxurious condominium buildings and inns, together with the well-known Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

Donald Trump was named president of his father’s actual property enterprise in 1971. Investigated on a number of events for profiteering, Fred Trump Sr. additionally within the ’70s wound up in a housing discrimination swimsuit introduced by the U.S. Justice Division, alongside his son.

Scripted by The Loudest Voice‘s Gabriel Sherman, The Apprentice‘s producers are Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Movies, Jacob Jarek of Profile Footage, and Ruth Treacy of Taylored Movies. Exec producers are Grant S. Johnson, Gabriel Sherman and Amy Baer, in affiliation with Kinematics because the financier; Mark Rapaport Founder/CEO and Emanuel Nuñez/President.

Just lately seen taking part in husband to Nicole Kidman on the Paramount+ collection Particular Ops: Lioness, Donovan will quickly seem in an IMAX re-release of Tenet, timed to coincide with filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s ultimate Oscars push for his Uni historic drama Oppenheimer. Different current credit for the actor embrace the acclaimed dramedy BlackBerry, chronicling the rise and demise of the world’s first smartphone, in addition to Netflix’s Firefly Lane and Archive 81. He’s represented by Buchwald and the Gary Goddard Company in Canada.

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