First Look: Alan Rickman & Jane Fonda as Reagans in 'The Butler'

September 11, 2012
Source: Twitter

Jane Fonda and Alan Rickman

Just last month we got a first look photo of Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels' generation-spanning character-based drama The Butler. The story follows Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight of the First Families. There's a huge list of talent with small roles as famous faces throughout history, and thanks to co-star Oprah Winfrey, some of them have popped up online. Winfrey is currently shooting, and she took to Twitter to reveal herself and Lenny Kravitz in old-age make-up. But the real treat was a photo revealing Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda in make-up and wardrobe as Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

Here are the first photos from Lee Daniels' The Butler from Oprah's Twitter (via Collider):

Oprah Winfrey and Lenny Kravitz in The Butler

Oprah Winfrey, Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda The Butler

The Butler, written & directed by Lee Daniels, stars Oscar winner Forest Whitaker as the White House butler Eugene Allen, along with an ensemble cast: Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, David Oyelowo as Louis Gaines, John Cusack as Nixon, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as JFK, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Carter Wilson, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower and Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower. Shooting is underway down in New Orleans, and the film will likely hit theaters sometime in late 2013. Looking forward to seeing much more from this.

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The Expendables of Drama Actors!

JerseyBoy on Sep 11, 2012


By Grabthar's hammer, by the sons of Morvan, you shall be avenged

Anthony Ceniccola on Sep 11, 2012


Holy crap that IS Ronald Reagan! Also, sorry, couldnt resist.

LosZombies on Sep 11, 2012


This is weiiiiird. Someone say a Harry Potter joke!

fem!anon on Sep 11, 2012


No bueno.

DAVIDPD on Sep 11, 2012


Shooting this down the street at Gallier Hall here in New Orleans. I think the makeup artist for Jane Fonda has got to win an Oscar. Amazing transformation!

DJSNOLA on Sep 11, 2012

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