Robin Williams is headed to the White House.
ComingSoon.net is reporting that the comedian is going to be playing President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels’ upcoming movie “The Butler.” Just when we thought that cast couldn’t get more impressive, it did.
“The Butler” has already earned plenty of media interest because Oprah Winfrey has signed on for a role. But the rest of the cast is similarly prestigious. Forest Whitaker, Alan Rickman, John Cusack, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Colman Domingo and Minka Kelly are all confirmed for parts in the movie.
The film chronicles the real-life story of Eugene Allen, a butler who worked under eight presidents in the White House beginning with Harry Truman in 1952 and ending with Ronald Reagan in 1986. Williams is just the latest to join the president’s club in this movie, as it has already been reported that Rickman will play Reagan and Cusack will play Richard Nixon, while Fonda will play Nancy Reagan and Kelly will play Jackie Kennedy. The movie will be based on Wil Haygood’s report, “A Butler Well Served by This Election.”
“The Butler” is set to begin filming later in July in New Orleans. Hopefully the other five presidents will be cast soon, because we can’t wait to see which of our favorite actors will be sent to the Oval Office.
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