Iconic soap opera actor John James (above) will play President Joe Biden in the upcoming movie My Son Hunter
John James is brought on board to play President Joe Biden in the upcoming Hunter Biden movie, which DailyMail.com can reveal exclusively.
British actor Laurence Fox, who plays Hunter Biden, posted on Monday an image that appeared to be from a set where he wears a white loincloth, an orange scarf and sunglasses — and nothing else — in an outfit indicative of one of the photos found on the hard drive of the president’s son.
‘Everything is fine. I’m in a really good place,” Fox wrote sarcastically in the photo from the set where he held up a peace sign next to a woman in lingerie.
The film by conservative filmmakers and married couple Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney has started shooting in Serbia this week.
“The script has it all. Money, power, greed, sex, drugs and alcohol,” James said in a 39-second clip announcing his role.
“It kind of reminds me of Dynasty,” he said with a nod to his most notable TV role.
“This is a common story about a father’s ultimate love for his son, despite his great shortcomings,” the actor continued. ‘My Son Hunter is a glimpse into the world of politics.’
James, 65, is a veteran soap star best known for his role as Jeff Colby in the 1980s in Dynasty, which ran from 1981-1989, and the spin-off series The Colbys, which ran from 1985-1987.
Most recently, James starred in the 2020 film Axcellerator and will now play the 46th President of the United States in a biopic about his son.
British actor Laurence Fox, who plays Hunter Biden, shared a photo on Twitter on Monday in which he donned the look of the president’s son in a photo leaked from his hard drive.
The actor wrote sarcastically, “Everything is fine. I’m really in a good place.’, along with the image
DailyMail.com was the first to report last month that British actor and politician Laurence Fox will star in the film – one of the most controversial father-son duos alongside James.
“I’m especially excited to be working with a great actor – Laurence Fox is going to be my son, Hunter,” James said. “We have some interesting scenes together.”
In August, DailyMail.com reported that Bond villain and Goonies and Die Hard actor Robert Davi, 70, had signed on to direct the biopic.
“I saw in him a depth, sincerity and an extreme sympathy that I wanted for the grassroots Joe Biden, a man who has been at the forefront of American politics for more than 40 years,” Davi said of James who joined the cast came.
“It’s important to have an actor who can measure up to such an icon, while also presenting an endearing quirkiness without falling into the trap of challenging his apparent weaknesses. John James is that actor,” he continued.
“With John and Laurence, I think the audience will be captivated by the relationship between Joe and Hunter and will come to understand the dynamics between father and son.”
The film is described by the makers as a way to “examine how Hunter Biden amassed tens of millions of dollars from foreign entities owned by oligarchs, and the controversial interactions between Hunter, his father and other members of the Biden family.”
McAleer and McElhinney, an Irish filmmaker, are engaged in a crowdfunding campaign to fund the film, which has already raised more than $1.6 million.
The budget for the film is $1.8 million, just $200,000 more than they’ve raised so far, and it started shooting in Serbia this week and will run through November – four weeks in total.
Robert Davi (left), the 70-year-old known for his villainous roles as James Bond and Goonies, will direct the film and British actor Laurence Fox (right), 43, has signed on to play Hunter Biden
The pair have written and produced several niche films, mostly supported by crowdfunding efforts and aimed specifically at conservative viewers. Two of their bigger films include “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” a true crime drama based on abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell; and “FrackNation,” which addressed what they termed hydraulic fracturing or “fracking misinformation.”
McAleer said he was pleased that James is joining the project to expose the president’s son’s “festive lifestyle and dodgy business practices.”
“Joe Biden is a complex character,” McAleer explained. “Sometimes he mumbles and stumbles, but he is also one of the longest-serving politicians in Washington who has become very wealthy during his time in public service.”
“John is the perfect actor to portray that complexity,” he added.