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First Look At Alan Rickman And Jane Fonda As The Reagans For The Butler

Last month we got to see the first photo from The Butler showcasing Forest Whitaker silhouetted in his butler attire. Today, thanks to Oprah's twitter, we get to see more characters in costume, including the Reagans, Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda.

Last month we got to see the first photo from The Butler showcasing Forest Whitaker silhouetted in his butler attire. Today, thanks to Oprah’s Twitter, we get to see more characters in costume. This time it’s the Reagans, who are being played by Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda.

The first photo Oprah posted featured her and Lenny Kravitz in their aged makeup, preparing for a ’80s white house scene. Then a few minutes later she posted an even more exciting photo, showing her with director Lee Daniels, Rickman, and Fonda.

Fonda looks very much like Nancy, but I’m most impressed by Rickman. I’ve been excited to see him in this role since he was announced, and getting to see him in costume, looking almost like a photo of the 40th president, would be enough to make me mark this down as a definite must-see.

A few weeks ago we got to see Robin Williams looking like a Dwight Eisenhower clone, and it seems like it will be only a matter of time before we get to see one of the other incredible actors in this phenomenal cast in costume.

In addition to Rickman and Williams, the film also features John Cusack as Nixon, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson and James Marsden as JFK.

The non-presidents in the cast include Melissa Leo (Mamie Eisenhower), Minka Kelly (Jackie Kennedy), Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alex Pettyfer, Yaya DaCosta, Elijah Kelly and Jesse Williams.

The Butler may be one of the finest ensemble casts we’ve ever seen, and it looks to be a certain awards contender, which makes it one of my most anticipated films of 2013.

Check out the photos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.


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