Sebastian Stan Is Donald Trump, Jeremy Strong Is Roy Cohn In First Look At ‘The Apprentice’

The Apprentice. The NBC reality show convinced millions of people that Donald Trump was a successful businessman (he wasn’t), a billionaire (he isn’t), who could successfully run the country (he couldn’t). While that show rightfully drives a lot of people insane for basically being the reason Trump became President (along with loads of cheating and the electoral college), it’s also now the title of a new movie headed to Cannes. And yes, it’s about Trump, with Sebastian Stan playing the twice-impeached former occupant of the White House.

We have our first look at The Apprentice, featuring Stan as Trump and Succession’s Jeremy Strong as his evil lawyer/fixer Roy Cohn. The film is directed by Ali Abbasi (Holy Spider) from a script by author Gabe Sherman, known for penning The Loudest Voice in the Room, which became a TV series about Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

Also in the cast are Maria Bakalova as Ivana Trump and Martin Donovan as Fred Trump Sr.

The Apprentice follows a young Donald Trump and his rise to power with the aid of corrupt New York City prosecutor Roy Cohn, known for helping Joseph McCarthy persecute progressives with false allegations of communism.

It’ll be interesting to see the reaction following its world premiere, and if studios flock to acquire the film so they can release it in time for the Presidential election.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.