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Jane Fonda To Play Nancy Reagan In 'The Butler'

Jane Fonda To Play Nancy Reagan In 'The Butler'
3/27/2012 2:45 PM ET

Jane Fonda has been enlisted to play Nancy Reagan in the upcoming film, "The Butler."

The Lee Daniels ("Precious") directed biopic centers on the career of Eugene Allen, a former White House servant who did butler work for eight presidents from 1952 to 1986.

Forest Whitaker is in talks to play Allen, while Oprah is in talks to play his wife. Liam Neeson is expected to star as Lyndon B. Johnson and John Cusack as Richard Nixon in the sprawling historical drama.

Others rumored are Mila Kunis as Jackie Kennedy and Hugh Jackman as Dwight D. Eisenhower or John F. Kennedy.

"The Butler," written by Daniels and Danny Strong, is scheduled to begin shooting sometime this summer.

by RTT Staff Writer

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