Mila Kunis to Play Jackie Kennedy in ‘Precious’ Director’s ‘The Butler’?

Mila KunisA decade and a half ago, a young Mila Kunis launched her career by playing a rich, beautiful, ’70s-era socialite named Jackie. And look how far she has come!… Wait.

Kunis is considering the role of one Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in The Butler, a film written and directed by PreciousLee Daniels. However, as the title suggests, neither Jackie Kennedy nor any member of the Camelot family will be the central characters of the film. The story actually centers on a Eugene Allen, a man who served as a butler in the White House for thirty-four years and through eight different presidents.
The Black Swan star will likely be one of many big names considered to play members of the various first families for whom Allen works between 1952 and 1986. Other names being considered for as of yet unspecified characters include Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman and John Cusack.
The presidential families that fall under this time period include the Trumans, the Eisenhowers, the Kennedys, the Johnsons, the Nixons, the Fords, the Carters and the Reagans. So what other actors and actresses would befit these historical figures?
Source: Just Jared
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