Robin Williams is In “The White House”
Funny Guy Robin Williams is set to play President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels’ upcoming movie “The Butler.” Media interest has heighten due to the star- studded cast. It is said that Oprah Winfrey has signed on for a role, along with 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 (played by Whitaker), 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. WTV is sure Robin will flawlessly deliver in his role to bring the story, along with the prestigious cast to a reality. There is no doubt he is one of the World’s Greatest!