Colman Domingo, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey Among Cast of "The Butler" Film

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Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo has joined the cast of "The Butler," the upcoming film based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families over three decades, according to Deadline.com.

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Domingo joins a cast that features Forest Whitaker as Allen, Oprah Winfrey as his wife, Matthew McConaughey as John F. Kennedy, John Cusack as Richard Nixon and Tony nominees Alan Rickman (Seminar) and Jane Fonda (33 Variations) as Ronald and Nancy Reagan, respectively.

The cast also includes Cuba Gooding, Jr., David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Jess Williams and Alex Pettyfer. Lee Daniels will direct from a screenplay by Danny Strong, which is based on Wil Haygood's Washington Post article about Allen.

Domingo, who was nominated for the Tony Award in 2011 for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys, was also seen on Broadway in Passing Strange, Well and Chicago. Visit his page at the Playbill Vault.

Production on "The Butler" will begin later this month in New Orleans.

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