We already wrote about Lee Daniels
‘ upcoming movie titled The Butler
, so I’m sure you’re going to love this fresh update.
According to the latest reports, Jane Fonda
is attached to play the role of Nancy Reagan in a story that will center on Eugene Allen, the White House butler whose career started with Harry Truman in 1952 and ended in 1986 with Ronald Reagan.
In case you forgot, Precious
director is quite serious about this project, and he already has Forest Whitaker
on board to play Allen, while Oprah Winfrey
is in talks to play his wife.
On the other hand, David Oyelowo
is in talks to play Allen’s son and Variety adds that Liam Neeson
and John Cusack
are circling presidential supporting roles as Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon, respectively.
Lee Daniels will direct the whole thing from a script he co-wrote with Danny Strong
and at this moment we know that production on The Butler should start this summer.
As usual, we’ll keep an eye on this one, so make sure you stay tuned!