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Seth Rogen's Wife Lauren Wrote An Incredibly Moving, Important Piece On The Will Ferrell Alzheimer's Movie Scandal

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Lauren Miller Rogen is a funny lady, but she's pretty damn serious about Alzheimer's.

The actress and screenwriter, who is married to star Seth Rogen, cofounded Hilarity For Charity specifically to raise awareness (and therefore research funding) for the degenerative disease that affected her mother.

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So when she heard about Will Ferrell starring in an "Alzheimer's comedy," she figured she needed to investigate.

She writes in a poignant new essay:

"I have long advocated that Alzheimer's should be more prominent in movies and TV so that it can be destigmatized and humanized in the same way that cancer and HIV/AIDS have been. In order for Alzheimer's to receive the funding it needs and deserves, it needs to be understood by the millions of people who think memory loss is a normal part of aging (it's not) or even funny (it's definitely not)."

Not wanting to prejudge the material, Lauren tracked down the Black List script, which she thought was actually "well-written" even if it "does not portray the disease in an accurate way."

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But there's something far more troubling, Lauren writes, than the movie. She explains:

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Will Ferrell Drops Out Of Ronald Reagan Dementia Comedy Amid Outrage — Get The Scoop!

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As you may know, Will Ferrell recently attached himself to a pretty controversial comedy that was going to poke fun at former President Ronald Reagan and his dementia.

Shortly after the news broke, Ronald's oldest son, Michael Reagan, took to Twitter to share his thoughts and SLAM the movie to tackling such a controversial subject saying, "Alzheimers is not a comedy it robs you then it kills you."

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Well in a surprising move, Ferrell has decided to pull out of the flick shortly after news dropped of his involvement!

A rep for the actor told ABC News that:

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Will Ferrell Cast As Dementia-Stricken President Ronald Reagan In Upcoming Comedy — And Someone In The Family Is VERY Upset About It!

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When it comes to casting actors to play non-fiction characters, the decisions can quite often be a bit controversial — especially when they're caricatures for a comedy!

Well it seems that Will Ferrell has joined the list of WTF castings, as it's been announced that the Saturday Night Live alum will be starring as former President Ronald Reagan in an upcoming comedy!

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The film is simply titled Reagan and follows the former POTUS at the beginning of his second term as he falls into dementia. Wackiness ensues when an intern is given the job of convincing Reagan that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.

While it sounds like a pretty silly idea, we can also see how those that are affected by dementia or people who may have known the President personally might be offended.

Not surprisingly, that's exactly what happened as Ronald's son Michael Reagan took to Twitter to vent his frustration about the flick saying:

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