Sebastian Stan is set to take on the role of a young Donald Trump in the upcoming film The Student, directed by Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi, renowned for his work in Holy Spider on Netflix.
The stellar cast includes Jeremy Strong, Emmy winner for Succession, portraying Roy Cohn, and Maria Bakalova, known for her roles in Borat 2 and Bodies Bodies Bodies, embodying Ivana Trump.
According to Variety, The Student delves into the realms of power and ambition, unfolding in a backdrop of corruption and deceit. Described as a mentor-protege narrative, the film traces the origins of an American dynasty.
Gabriel Sherman, the author behind The Loudest Voice in the Room, is set to pen the script, drawing inspiration from his book that gave rise to the Showtime miniseries featuring Russell Crowe. Sebastian Stan, acclaimed for his recent portrayal of rocker Tommy Lee in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, has earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. His notable role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Bucky Barnes adds to the anticipation surrounding The Student.
The film promises a gripping narrative, exploring the intricacies of American power dynamics, and is backed by a stellar cast and experienced filmmakers.
Stan is represented by CAA, Brookside Artist Management, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern; Abbasi by CAA, LARK in the U.K. and Entertainment 360, and Jeremy Strong by WME and Sugar23.