Deadline reports that Robin Williams will join the cast of “The Butler” to play President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The movie is expected to be highly appreciated due to the many actors and celebrities who have agreed to join it.
Lee Daniels’ movie “The Butler” which is set to be released in 2013 has added another important actor on its list: Robin Williams. According to the director’s declaration, Williams has agreed to play the part of President Dwight D. Eisenhower joining many other important celebrities in Hollywood. So far, Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Minka Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz and Terrence Howard have been added on the lineup. Matthew McConaughey, who was supposed to play President John F. Kennedy, decided to withdraw from the shooting at the last minute.
“The Butler” was inspired by the true story of Eugene Allen, an African-American man who worked as a butler at the White House and served eight presidents, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. Eugene Allen’s part will be interpreted by Whitaker, whereas his wife and son will be played by Winfrey and Oyelowo.
Robin Williams could feature on many more movies in the following period and we’re glad to hear this as it gives us great pleasure to see him act. The comedian will also feature in “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” together with sexy brunette Mila Kunis. The film tells the story of a stand-in doctor (Kunis) who tells her patient (Williams) that he has only 90 minutes left to live. The man runs from the hospital in order to fix all that was left unsolved in his life and the doctor is forced to follow him. Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones will also take part in “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn”, according to scriptwriter Daniel Taplitz and director Phil Alden Robinson.