Jane Fonda to Play Nancy Reagan

Precious director Lee Daniels has tapped Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan in the upcoming film The Butler. Based on the story of a long-serving White House employee whose career stretched from Truman through the Reagan years, The Butler will be directed by Daniels from a script by Game Change screenwriter Danny Strong. Forest Whitaker is reportedly on board to play the leading role, and Liam Neeson and John Cusack are rumored to be under consideration for the parts of LBJ and Richard Nixon.