Iconic soap opera actor John James will play President Joe Biden in the upcoming film My Son Hunter and Laurence Fox is Hunter,
John James – well known for his ten-year role as ‘Jeff Colby’ on the 1980’s prime time TV soaps Dynasty (1981) and The Colbys (1985) – is being brought on board to play President Joe Biden in the upcoming Hunter Biden movie,
James made the announcement via video:
British actor Laurence Fox, who is playing Hunter Biden, posted an image Monday that appeared to be from the set where he is donning a white loincloth, an orange scarf, and sunglasses – and nothing else – in an outfit indicative of one of the photos found on the president’s son’s harddrive.
The film is being made by conservative filmmakers and married couple Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney began shooting in Serbia this week.
Bond villain and Goonies and Die Hard actor Robert Davi, 70, signed on to direct the biopic.
‘I saw in him a depth, sincerity and an extreme likability which I wanted for the basis of Joe Biden, a man who has for 40 plus years been at the forefront of American politics,’ Davi said of John James joining the cast.
‘It is important to have an actor that can measure up to such an icon, while at the same time present an endearing quirkiness without falling into the trap of belaboring his apparent frailties. John James is that actor,’ he continued.
‘With John and Laurence, I think audiences will be riveted by Joe and Hunters relationship and come to understand the dynamics between father and son.’
The film is described by its makers as a way to ‘explore how Hunter Biden amassed tens of millions of dollars from foreign entities owned by oligarchs, and the controversial interactions between Hunter, his father and other members of the Biden family.’
McAleer and McElhinney, who are Irish filmmakers, are engaged in a crowdfunding campaign to fund the movie, which has already raised more than $1.6 million.
The budget for the film is $1.8 million, just $200,000 more than they have raised so far, and began shooting in Serbia this week and will go into November – lasting four weeks total.
The couple has written and produced several niche films mostly backed by crowdfunded efforts and specifically targeting conservative viewers. Two of their bigger films include ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer’, which is a true-crime drama based on abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell; and ‘FrackNation’, which addressed what they called misinformation about hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking.’
The film was supposed to start filming this summer, but is still working on contracts with actors.