Some firestorms are worth walking away from, especially one as controversial as this. Oscar Winning director Adam McKay has defended the planned comedy about President Ronald Reagan suffering Alzheimers, following his producing partner Will Ferrell backing out of the project following the media furore that exploded when it was announced.
Talking to the Daily Beast, he commented:
“I’ve never been that close to a story like that where so little information became such a tidal wave. It was really crazy to behold, people hadn’t even read the script, it was just three words: ‘Reagan, Ferrell, Alzheimer’s,’ and it became this huge thing … it’s this culture we live in. It’s all about clicks, clicks, clicks and hits, hits, hits.”