First look at Alan Rickman & Jane Fonda as Ronald & Nancy Reagan: OMG.

I don’t even know. Lee Daniels is directing a film called The Butler, a film about a White House butler who served eight presidents. Oprah is in it. Mariah Carey is in it. Jane Fonda is playing *gasp* Nancy Reagan. And yes, Alan Rickman is playing Ronald Reagan. ALAN RICKMAN. Mother of God! I’m also including some photos of Rickman outside of the set. Obviously, he’s wearing a wiglet and all, but I can’t really tell if he’s got prosthetics on his face. When I first glanced through the photos, I really thought I was looking at Ciarán Hinds, one of my favorite character actors.

I’m looking through the cast list of The Butler now… it’s absolutely insane. John Cusack as Richard Nixon? Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy? Robin Williams as Pres. Eisenhower? Liev Schreiber as LBJ? *headdesk*

You know what just occurred to me? Alan Rickman is going to have to do Reagan’s voice. OMG. Now, there was nothing wrong with Reagan’s voice – but I just wonder if Alan Rickman’s doing Reagan’s American accent isn’t going to bring on the apocalypse.

On second glance, Alan Rickman could totally pass for Nixon’s minon, H.R. Haldeman.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Oprah’s Twitter.

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39 Responses to “First look at Alan Rickman & Jane Fonda as Ronald & Nancy Reagan: OMG.”

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  1. Happy21 says:


    Funny, I always thought Jane Fonda sort of resembled Nancy Reagan.

  2. BW says:

    Rickman got famous doing an American accent in Die Hard, didn’t he? And Reagan’s voice is pretty easy to imitate.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Alan is such a great actor, I am really interested to see how this turns out.

  4. Garnish Utley says:

    What a slap in the face for Nancy Reagan to have this commie bitch portray her.

  5. Scorellini says:

    This may become Alan’s first oscar nomination!! :D

  6. Dorothy#1 says:

    What??!’. Can’t wait. Love Alan Rickman!!!

  7. paranormalgirl says:

    Alan Rickman can do a pretty good American accent. He’s done a number of them throughout the years.

  8. Rachel says:

    Kaiser, I’m a firm believer that Alan Rickman can do no wrong. He is amazing. Period.

    I am, however, very concerned about Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, as Jane Fonda has a perpetual haughty sneer.

  9. Birdie says:

    Minka Kelly as Jackie-O?? Wasn’t an actress with actual talent available? I love Alan Rickman, Snape forever.

  10. KV says:

    OMG- I loooooove Alan Rickman!! I’m so excited to see him in a post. He looks good (even as Reagan). I just want to eat this man up– he is my number one celebrity crush. :)

  11. RobN says:

    Gotta think this is going to be awful. It’s essentially an entire movie of cameo appearances where every new set of first families will be a distraction while the viewer tries to decide how good the imitation is.

  12. Lindy says:

    I cannot even look at these pics. I cannot stand to see my beloved and brilliant Alan Rickman as the slimy dumb as dirt Reagan. Irrational, I know. It’s acting, I know. Still can’t look.

  13. Reece says:

    Wow! Alan Wow!

    Jane Fonda still looks like Jane Fonda.

  14. Onyx XV says:

    Holy sh*t, Lee Daniels has gained a lot of weight! Wonder what’s up with him? If he gains any more, they’ll start calling him “Precious”! (Just kidding, I really dig him, but seriously, wonder what’s going on.) I saw him a few years ago at a screening (of “Precious,” actually) and he was pretty hot. If he wasn’t gay, I would’ve went backstage after and totally tried to hit on him, LOL.