Trump Movie ‘The Apprentice’ Headed To Cannes; First Look Drops

U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Trump gave a congratulatory call to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch after the first all-female spacewalk. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The fictionalized biopic about the rise to stardom of former President Donald Trump, “The Apprentice,” will appear at the annual Cannes Film Festival, with audiences getting their first look at the film on Thursday.

Directed by Iranian-Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, the movie “The Apprentice” has been revealed to be part of the main competition at the 2024 prestigious movie festival held next month in France, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Gabe Sherman, Marvel star Sebastian Stan took on the part of a young Trump before TV fame and his rise to the highest office in the land. “Succession” star Jeremy Strong landed the role of Trump’s attorney Roy Cohn with actress Maria Bakalova playing Ivana Trump and veteran actor Martin Donovan getting the part of Donald’s father, Fred Trump Sr.

In a still shared Thursday from producers, audiences got their first glimpse of Stan as a young Trump. In the photo that can be seen below, we see Strong and the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” star sitting in the back of a car while the two appear to be having a serious conversation.

The official log-line for the movie labeled the film “a dive into the underbelly of the American empire. It charts a young Donald Trump’s ascent to power through a Faustian deal with the influential right-wing lawyer and political fixer Roy Cohn,” the outlet noted.

A description about the movie on IMDb read, “the story of how a young Donald Trump started his real estate business in 1970s and 80s New York with the helping hand of infamous lawyer Roy Cohn.”


“The Apprentice” has even been suggested as one of the possible contenders for 2025 Oscars, according to Entertainment Weekly. However, there’s yet to be a confirmed release date.

According to Forbes, the former president is worth $4.6 billion as of this report, and is listed as the 697th richest person in the world. His current worth is thanks, in large part, to the Truth Social app becoming publicly traded on March 26. The site is owned by Trump Media & Technology Group.

The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will run from May 14-25.

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