Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) March 27, 2012
Well, you already know who Jane Fonda is, and Nancy Reagan doesn’t need an introduction, but this movie cast definitely needs an explanation. What a complete joke.
Here are a few details from Variety:
In the midst of recruiting an all-star ensemble for his long-gestating passion project “The Butler,” director Lee Daniels has tapped Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan.
Based on a Washington Post report by Wil Haygood, pic follows Eugene Allen, the White House butler whose career started with Harry Truman in 1952 and ended in 1986 with Ronald Reagan.
The pundits will have a heyday:
JANE FONDA = Satan's Spawn. Nancy Reagan = classy, smart lady—
Krystle (@TarheelKrystle) March 27, 2012
Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan in a movie? That's like Michael Moore playing Karen Carpenter in a movie.—
Jerry (@rightinillinois) March 27, 2012
We will never hear the end of this.
Exit question: Can you think of a worse possible mis-casting? Bill Maher playing George W. Bush? Michael Moore playing Donald Rumsfeld? Al Franken playing a real-life Senator? Oh, wait…