We just got over Hollywood’s ridiculous, false and unfair portrayal of Sarah Palin, played by Julianne Moore, in Game Change. Next up? Jane Fonda is set to play Nancy Reagan in a new film. Yes, the same Jane Fonda who has been described as a communist, was part of the “F” the Army tour and is an enemy sympathizer. What could go wrong? Oh just about everything.
Because the first person you think of when you hear the name Nancy Reagan is Jane Fonda, the outspoken liberal actress is in talks to play the former First Lady of the United States in “The Butler.” According to Variety, director Lee Daniels (“Precious”) has chosen Fonda to play Reagan, though no casting deals are yet in place.
Based on a Washington Post story first published in the days after Barack Obama was elected president, “The Butler” focuses on Eugene Allen, a White House employee who served as butler to eight presidents from 1952 to 1986. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is in talks to play Allen, while Oprah Winfrey is Daniels’s choice for Allen’s wife, Helene.