Jane Fonda Set to Play Nancy Reagan
In biopic of White House butler Eugene Allen
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 27, 2012 5:32 PM CDT
Jane Fonda arrives at the Weinstein Company 2012 Golden Globe party at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, Jan.15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn)

(Newser) – Jane Fonda, whose liberal views made her a scourge of the political right during the Vietnam War era, will play Nancy Reagan in an upcoming movie. The Butler chronicles the life of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen. Forest Whitaker is nearing a deal to play Allen, who worked under presidents Truman through Reagan. Oprah Winfrey is in talks for the role of Allen's wife, while Liam Neeson and John Cusack may play Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. The film, directed by Lee Daniels, is based on a Washington Post story, Variety reports.

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Mar 28, 2012 4:51 PM CDT
OH Hell, the Nazis are going to love this !
Mar 28, 2012 9:00 AM CDT
Perfect match. The two were twins separated at birth. And remember everything in Hollywood is fake including the wretched Nancy.
Mar 28, 2012 8:21 AM CDT
Another hack piece designed to die on the vine.