First Look: Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan in ‘The Butler’

Look what Oprah tweeted: Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan on set in Lee Daniels‘ upcoming film The Butler (with Jane Fonda as wife Nancy).

From left to right: director Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan (via Oprah Winfrey’s Twitter)

Daniels’ film is based on the true story of butler Eugene Allen(Forest Whitaker) who worked in the White House for eight presidents. Oprah plays the wife of the butler.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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