THE BUTLER: EIGHT PRESIDENTS AS SEEN THRU THE EYES OF A WHITE HOUSE SERVANT
Everything we hear about Lee Daniels’“The Butler” makes us more eager than ever to see it. It’s based on the epic story of a White House butler who served 8 presidents over three decades, throughout the civil rights era. Forrest Whitaker plays the butler and Oprah Winfrey plays his wife. Minka Kelly (above) was just cast as Jackie Kennedy with Matthew McConaughey as JFK. John Cusack plays Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda were cast as the Reagans. Liam Neeson is up for the part of Lyndon Johnson. It starts shooting this summer. All in all, it sounds historically and politically fascinating.