Creed singer Scott Stapp has been cast to play Frank Sinatra in the upcoming Ronald Reagan biopic. As Billboard reports, Stapp will feature in a scene that depicts the jazz legend performing at Hollywood’s famed Cocoanut Grove, back when Reagan (portrayed by Dennis Quaid) was president of the Screen Actors Guild.
“Sinatra in performance mode was an exercise in restraint,” Stapp explained in a statement. “He had this steely, stylish swagger and his sheer presence commanded a room. I was excited to join the cast and blown away by the on-set attention to detail, style, and overall production.”
The film’s director, Sean McNamara, commented: “We are honored to have Scott in Reagan. Scott’s known for big, high energy performances so it was a thrill to see him shift gears to embody Sinatra’s contained charisma.”
Reagan is due for release in 2021. The cast also includes Penelope Ann Miller (Nancy Reagan), Kevin Dillon, Jon Voight, and Skip Schwink.