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Jane Fonda Cast as Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' 'Butler'

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Mar 26, 2012 | 3:06pm EDT

Jane FondaEarlier this month we learned that Forest Whitaker and Oprah were in talks to join Lee Daniels' long-in-the-works The Butler, for which Jane Fonda has now officially signed on.

Fonda will play former First Lady Nancy Reagan in the film, about a White House butler (played by Whitaker if he officially joins) whose career ended with Ronald Reagan's presidential term after serving several different administrations.

Other cast rumors involve Mila Kunis (who'd play Jackie Kennedy), Liam Neeson and John Cusack.

[Variety]

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