Will Ferrell will not now be participating in the so-called "Alzheimer's Comedy" about President Ronald Reagan. Personally, this is one of those things where yes, of course we can write a story, or make a movie or create some other piece of art about anything one wants, but just because you can does not always mean you should.
Reagan's daughter Patti Davis wrote an open letter to Ferrell that read, "Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would not find the subject humorous."
I realize this plays nicely into the "amiable dunce" persona we often hear bandied about concerning Reagan, but c'mon. I'm glad Mr Ferrell just moved on to the next thing.