Nicole Kidman May Reunite with Director Lee Daniels for 'The Butler'
We've written a lot about Lee Daniels' The Butler over the past few of months, and for good reason. Forrest Whitaker is already set to star as Eugene Allen, a real-life White House butler who served under eight presidents, and an A-list cast is lined up to appear in other various high-profile cameo roles as Allen witnesses social changes and sees the inner-workings of our political system as the years go by. Matthew McConaughey, Alan Rickman, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, John Cusack, and more are attached, and now ScreenDaily reports Nicole Kidman is coming along for the ride
There's some positive buzz surrounding Kidman's performance in Daniels' The Paperboy, which is playing at Cannes this week, so it looks like the director and actress have found a beneficial working relationship. There's no word on what character she'll be playing in The Butler, but the role would reunite her not only with Daniels, but also with her The Paperboy co-stars Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack. Keep an eye out for Alex's Cannes review of The Paperboy in the coming days, and filming for The Butler starts this July. I really like the premise, and Daniels is putting together a hell of a cast, so we'll see if the rest of the movie can live up to the talent it's acquired. Thoughts?