Sebastian Stan Will Play Young Donald Trump in Upcoming Film, ‘The Apprentice’

Sebastian Stan is gearing up to embody a young Donald Trump in an upcoming film directed by Ali Abbasi. ‘The Apprentice,’ currently in its initial phases of filming, boasts a stellar cast featuring Jeremy Strong and Maria Bakalova. The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of Trump’s real estate ventures in the 1970s and ’80s in New York City, delving into themes of power, corruption, and deception.

Ali Abbasi, renowned for ‘Holy Spider,’ helms the project, working from a script penned by Gabriel Sherman. Sherman, known for ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room,’ serves as the basis for the 2019 miniseries featuring Russell Crowe. ‘The Apprentice’ is described as a mentor-protégé story, chronicling the genesis of an American dynasty while exploring the complexities of power dynamics.

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Producers Daniel Bekerman, Jacob Jarek, and Ruth Treacy, alongside executive producers Sherman, Grant Johnson, and Amy Baer in association with Mark Rappaport’s Kinematics, contribute to the film’s production.

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Sebastian Stan, acclaimed for his Emmy-nominated role in ‘Pam & Tommy,’ has a diverse portfolio, including the recent Sony film ‘Dumb Money,’ the Disney+ series ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ and the 2017 hit ‘I, Tonya.’ Jeremy Strong, fresh from his Emmy-winning stint in ‘Succession,’ takes on the role of infamous attorney Roy Cohn, while Maria Bakalova portrays a young Ivana Trump.

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‘The Apprentice,’ said to have commenced production recently, is spearheaded by Ali Abbasi, a Cannes prize-winning Iranian filmmaker. The film, set in a world of corruption and deceit, unfolds as a mentor-protégé saga, shedding light on the origins of an American dynasty. However, the release date for the film remains undisclosed.

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In the broader context, Sebastian Stan’s association with the movie adds another notable chapter to his acting repertoire, building on his past successes in ‘Pam & Tommy,’ ‘Captain America, Fresh,’ and ‘I, Tonya.’

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Meanwhile, in a contrasting reality, Donald Trump faces a slew of legal challenges, with 13 charges, including fraud and conspiracy, hanging over him. The former U.S. president, who denies all allegations, finds himself entangled in a legal web, describing the situation as “a travesty of justice” after surrendering in Georgia.