“The Butler:” Lee Daniels casts Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan

27 March, 2012

Jane Fonda as Barbarella

Jane Fonda as Barbarella

Jane Fonda will appear in a handful of scenes as Nancy Reagan the first lady of the United States in a film about Eugene Allen, the White House butler whose career started with Harry Truman in 1952 and ended in 1986 with Ronald Reagan. In a 60 Minutes interview on March 31, 2005, Fonda reiterated that she had no regrets about her trip to North Vietnam in 1972, with the exception of the anti-aircraft gun photo.

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