The stage is set for Sebastian Stan, renowned for his portrayal of ‘Winter Soldier’ in the MCU films, to embody the persona of a young Donald Trump in the forthcoming biopic, ‘The Apprentice.’ Directed by Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi, the movie’s production is already underway, delving into the riveting narrative of Donald Trump’s process to power.
The film zeroes in on Trump’s journey, particularly during the 1970s and 80s, unraveling the story of his emergence as a New York real estate magnate. Integral to this narrative is his association with Roy Cohn, portrayed by Emmy-winner Jeremy Strong, who served as Trump’s mentor before being disbarred due to ethical misconduct.
Sebastian Stan, known for his roles in ‘Pam and Tommy,’ ‘The Covenant,’ and his breakthrough as Bucky Barnes in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ steps into the shoes of the young real estate tycoon, capturing the essence of Trump’s earlier years.
The film is described as a “mentor-protege story,” shedding light on the genesis of an American dynasty while exploring the moral and human costs within a culture driven by notions of victory and defeat.
However, the cinematic narrative of Trump’s ascent to power comes at a time when the former president faces a legal maelstrom, grappling with 91 felony charges across four separate criminal cases. Simultaneously, a highly publicized fraud case is currently undergoing trial in Manhattan. Despite these legal entanglements, Trump’s political aspirations remain intact, with speculations rife about his potential candidacy as the Republican nominee in the upcoming US election.