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Robin Williams to play President Eisenhower in 'The Butler,' joins 'Angriest Man in Brooklyn'

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Robin Williams has joined the cast of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" where he'll play President Dwight G. Eisenhower, in a cast including Oprah Winfrey, and joins Mila Kunis in "Angriest Man in Brooklyn."

Deadline reports that also in the cast of "The Butler" are Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard,  Alan Rickman, John Cusack, Jane Fonda and Colman Domingo.

The script from Daniels and Danny Strong, based on the Washington Post article by Wil Haygood, tells of Eugene Allen, who worked at the White House as a Butler for eight First Families over thirty years.  Danny Strong wrote the script with Daniels based on article about Allen.

Filming's scheduled to started some time later this month in New Orleans with Hilary Shor, Cassian Elwes, Pam Williams and Daniels producing. 

As far as "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" goes, that film also includes "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage as well as Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones. Phil Alden Robinson helms from the script by Daniel Taplitz, which follows a stand-in doctor who puts his foot in it when he mistakenly tells a somewhat obnoxious patient that he has a mere 90 minutes to live. He's left trying to locate the guy who's now made it his mission to right all of his wrongs. 


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