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Minka Kelly gets to play Jackie O. in Lee Daniels' The Butler

May. 23, 2012by: Niki Stephens

I can't wait to see a trailer for Lee Daniels' THE PAPERBOY starring Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman and John Cusack. Right now, the film is being screened at Cannes for those lucky SOBs in attendance.

Next up for Daniels is THE BUTLER. The film stars Forrest Whitaker as, "Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served eight presidents." A nicely rounded out cast is involved and includes Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey as his wife, Mathew McConaughey as John F. Kennedy, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, and Cuba Gooding Jr, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz and Terrence Howard.

Daniels let it slip that the lovely Minka Kelly was signed on to play Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Daniels said this about the film, I connected with it because it is ultimately a father son story with a civil rights backdrop. In my lifetime there were separate water fountains, swimming pools and toilets for blacks. People forget that. This is such an exciting journey for me.

The director starts scouting for locations on Monday and will begin production on July 16th.

Source: ScreenDaily

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9:54PM on 05/23/2012
Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln = Perfection
Billy Murray as FDR = Interesting
Matthew McConaughey as JFK = WTF?

I like Cusack and Rickman, but I also have a hard time imagining them as Nixon and Reagan.
Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln = Perfection
Billy Murray as FDR = Interesting
Matthew McConaughey as JFK = WTF?

I like Cusack and Rickman, but I also have a hard time imagining them as Nixon and Reagan.
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10:57PM on 05/23/2012

I don;t know about this....

I don't know about this really. It could be fantastic or a total freakin bomb. As of now i'm in the middle but closer to bomb because of MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY as JFK. I think I just vomited in my mouth a little. We shall see. A very very odd cast.
I don't know about this really. It could be fantastic or a total freakin bomb. As of now i'm in the middle but closer to bomb because of MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY as JFK. I think I just vomited in my mouth a little. We shall see. A very very odd cast.
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1:51PM on 05/24/2012
Matthew McConaughey is the laziest star in Hollywood but he has good chops when the right director is pushing him.
Matthew McConaughey is the laziest star in Hollywood but he has good chops when the right director is pushing him.
10:30PM on 05/23/2012
Any movie Lee Daniels is directing will suck!
Any movie Lee Daniels is directing will suck!
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12:29AM on 05/24/2012
I have a pet turtle who could've come up with a less ridiculous cast.
I have a pet turtle who could've come up with a less ridiculous cast.
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