Avengers Star Sebastian Stan’s Casting as a Young Donald Trump in The Apprentice Leaves the Fans Divided

The announcement of The Apprentice has raised an internet storm.

Avengers Star Sebastian Stan's Casting as a Young Donald Trump in The Apprentice Leaves the Fans Divided

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  • Sebastian Stan is set to play the role of young Donald Trump in the upcoming biographical film "The Apprentice".
  • Fans are divided on the casting of Stan as the former US President due to the latter's controversial reputation.
  • The film is described as a mentor-protégé story that deals with serious themes like power, corruption, and deception.
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Following his role as Bucky Barnes in the MCU, Sebastian Stan is all set to helm the role of young Donald Trump in the upcoming biographical film The Apprentice. The internet has witnessed quite a buzz after a report of Stan’s casting as the former POTUS was raised. To be precise, the audiences are divided as many of them have resorted to criticism while some also find it very interesting.

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Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier in Captain America: Civil War
Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier

Sebastian Stan has been one of the most prominent actors in the industry. His popularity saw a significant jump after he played the Winter Soldier in the MCU. Besides the Avengers: Endgame star, the movie is also set to cast the Succession star Jeremy Strong and Oscar-nominated actress Maria Bakalova.

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What do we know about Sebastian Stan’s The Apprentice?

Sebastian Stan in Pam and Tommy
Sebastian Stan in Pam and Tommy

As reported by DeadlineThe Apprentice is all set to explore the rise of a young Donald Trump in the real estate business in New York City in the 1970s and 80s. It is described as a mentor-protégé story that deals with serious themes like power, corruption, and deception while documenting the start of an American dynasty.

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The project is all set to be helmed by the Holy Spider director Ali Abbasi. He was also the brains behind the final two episodes of Max’s The Last of Us. Abbasi is going to be working on a script by Gabriel Sherman who wrote the biography of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice in the Room. It also went on to be a Showtime miniseries in 2019 starring Russell Crowe.

However, it must be noted that Donald Trump’s controversial reputation has raised many fans to question the casting of Sebastian Stan for the role. Many claim that Sebastian Stan is too good-looking for the role of someone so controversial. Alongside Stan, the movie is also reported to star Jeremy Strong as attorney Roy Cohn and Maria Bakalova as Trump’s first wife, Ivana.

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Also Read: “I got a show because of him”: Sebastian Stan “Hates” Tom Holland For His Return In Anthony Mackie’s MCU Show

The fans are divided on Sebastian Stan’s casting as young Trump

Donald Trump in Celebrity Apprentice
Donald Trump in Celebrity Apprentice (credits: NBC)

The subject matter of the film has already ensured the rise of a new controversy on the internet. The announcement also took no time to create a buzz among the audience, many of whom couldn’t believe what they saw. Some audiences have even admitted that they thought this movie to be a possible parody.

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Take a look at some of the reactions found on X.

Now it will be seen if Sebastian Stan and the Company can continue their hit streak with this project or if it gets too clouded by controversies. The film began principal photography recently while more updates are yet to be revealed.

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Also Read: Sebastian Stan Hated Going Through “Brutal” Auditions Before Career in Marvel Saved Him From “Painful and hurtful” Experiences

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 900 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.