The ‘Queen of Media’ Oprah Winfrey is heading back to the big screen in a new movie opposite legendary actor Forest Whitaker called, ‘The Butler’. Lee Daniels, director of Oscar nominated movie ‘Precious’ has confirmed that shooting will start in July in New Orleans.
According to Daniels:
“It’s a true story of a man (Eugene Allen) who served several decades in the White House. Forest (Whitaker) plays the butler who serves many presidents and Oprah plays his wife.” Oprah, he adds, “was looking for something and we’re friendly and we were just trying to figure out the right thing.”
Eugene Allen lived in the White House from 1952 to 1986 and served eight Presidents.
Actress Jane Fonda will also be joining the cast playing former First Lady Nancy Reagan and John Cusack will play Richard Nixon.
This movie is slated to be released in 2013.