Hollywood actor Sebastian Stan is gearing up to take on the role of a young Donald Trump in the much-anticipated biopic, The Student.
Directed by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi, the film boasts an ensemble cast featuring Jeremy Strong as Roy Cohn and Maria Bakalova as Ivana Trump.
‘The Student’ is a deep dive into the realms of power and ambition, set against a backdrop of corruption and deceit. Described as a mentor-protégé narrative, the film peels back the layers to reveal the origins of an American dynasty, laying bare the moral and human costs of a culture shaped by the dichotomy of winners and losers.
The narrative zeroes in on the formative years of Donald Trump, specifically during the 1970s and 1980s when he rose to prominence as a New York real estate mogul.
The story unfolds the intricate relationship between Trump and Roy Cohn, portrayed by Emmy-winning Succession star Jeremy Strong. Cohn, a prominent lawyer, takes on the role of a mentor guiding Trump through the labyrinth of business and ambition.
Adding a layer of intrigue to the ensemble, Maria Bakalova, renowned for her breakout performances in Borat 2 and ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies,’ steps into the shoes of Ivana Trump. Her portrayal promises to shed light on a key figure in the early chapters of the Trump saga.
Director Ali Abbasi, recognized for his Cannes-winning and Oscar-nominated work, brings his unique vision to The Student. Co-written by Abbasi and American author Gabriel Sherman, the script pledges to untangle the intricate web of power dynamics, ambition, and the creation of an iconic American legacy.
Behind the scenes, the film is in good hands with co-producers Daniel Beckerman, Jacob Jerek, and Ruth Treacy, ensuring a fusion of creative forces to bring this biographical masterpiece to life.