Liev Schreiber is the newest addition to The Butler, as Deadline reports that the actor will portray Lyndon B. Johnson in the upcoming historical drama. The Lee Daniels film will tell the true story of White House attendant Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), whose career spanned eight presidents, from 1952 to 1986.
The ensemble cast that Daniels has put together for this film is staggering and wildly impressive. We have Alan Rickman as Reagan, John Cusack as Nixon, Robin Williams as Eisenhower and James Marsden as JFK, but that’s just the Presidents.
The rest of the cast includes Melissa Leo (Mamie Eisenhower), Minka Kelly (Jackie Kennedy), Mariah Carey, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alex Pettyfer, Yaya DaCosta, Elijah Kelly and Jesse Williams. Impressed yet?
As for Schreiber, he’s an interesting choice for LBJ. He looks similar enough to Johnson and with some make-up and the right wardrobe he will appear believable. He’s usually pretty dependable too, and I don’t think he’ll have any problem taking on the role.
What do you think of the cast being put together for The Butler? Is Schreiber a good fit?