Matthew McConaughey has been trying to establish a career where his character is not the lead in a romantic comedy for some time now. He’s been trying to find more dramatic roles and recently, he worked with John Cusack and Lee Daniels on The Paperboy. It seems as if the three enjoyed each other’s company and according to THR, a reunion is now in the works.
McConaughey is officially attached to star alongside Cusack once more in Daniels’ upcoming historical drama The Butler. The film focuses around Forest Whitaker‘s character, who is a White House servant that has worked under the reign of eight presidents. Alongside Cuscak and McConaughey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alan Rickman and Terrance Howard are also attached.
While there is not a lot of information about the roles that these talented actors will portray in The Butler, THR states that many of the roles have the potential to be cameos. Regardless, the cast is already so impressive that the film should be a publicists’ dream job.
Other actors involved include Jane Fonda who will be playing the role of Nancy Reagan and Oprah Winfrey, who will be playing Whitaker’s wife. Liam Neeson has also been reported to be circling the role of Lyndon B. Johnson.
The Butler is a genius idea and one that the history buffs out there will love it if done right. It also has some Awards potential, granted everything comes together alright.
Fans of McConaughey’s earlier work will be happy to see the actor in a feature that does not include some cliche plot and an epic kiss to conclude the movie. For those still not convinced of his acting chops, check out The Lincoln Lawyer, it may change your mind.