An all-star cast is coming together for a high-profile project, with Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Matthew McConaughey and a host of Hollywood heavyweights on board. The project is “The Butler,” a feature film about Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served eight American presidents, Deadline.com reports.
Winfrey will play Allen’s wife, with Oscar winner Forest Whitaker in the title role. Playing John F. Kennedy is McConaughey, John Cusack will portray Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman and Fonda will play Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
Whitaker won an Oscar in 2007 for his lead performance in “The Last King of Scotland.”
Also on board are Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz and Terrence Howard, the story reports.
Danny Strong, who wrote the HBO Sarah Palin movie "Game Change," wrote the screenplay with Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels ("Precious"), who is helming the project.