Alan Rickman to star in “The Butler”


May 12, 2012

Posted by Catherine

Alan Rickman is rumored to be casted as Ronald Reagan in the up and coming movie, The Butler. The Butler is still in the very early process of casting roles, with only two solid roles cast– including Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Alan’s would-be wife in the film. The movie will follow a maid and a butler as they become part of the White House staff, serving Presidents Lindon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. The Washington Post reports:

Alan Rickman, the British actor perhaps
best known for his roles in “Die Hard” and the “Harry Potter”
films, has reportedly been cast as the 40th president of the United
States, according to items in The Hollywood Reporter and Vulture.
Yes, you read that correctly: Reagan may very well be played by
Severus Snape.

14 Responses to Alan Rickman to star in “The Butler”

Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Oh nooooo! Love Rickman. Hated Reagan. What shall I do?Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: OMG!!! I am so happy for him! Alan brought many tears to us with his amazing acting in the HP series, and I am sure that he will be amazing in this movie!!! I am so proud to be a part of HP, and I will ALWAYS support my Potter actors. :DAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: How cool is this! Reagan was before my time, I do remember his funeral though. This sounds like a very interesting movie to me. =)Avatar Imagehorcruxhunter7 says: Is that him???Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I agree with Weeny!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I am so happy for him!Avatar ImageHedwig2751 says: I've never heard of Reagan!!! But Alan Rickman looks soo handsome in this pic!!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: There ya go again!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: good for him !Avatar Imagevandy says: wow .Go Alan !!!Avatar Imagesiena says: WeenyOwl and Valeria-Johanna: We are not supposed to like Hans Gruber or the Sheriff of Nottingham either, are we .... and yet we "loved" them still, didn't we :) ... he,he .... Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Good point.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: @siena, I'm cool with that, if Rickman plays Reagan as a bad guy. But if he is required by the script and the director to make him a sympathetic character, I will be very queasy. I'm old enough to remember the Iran/Contra scandal, the arms-for-hostages deal and the CIA training death squads in El Salvador under the Reagan administration.Avatar Imagesiena says: Rickman never plays characters either black or white. He always takes the critical approach - and I'm sure he'll give Reagan the ambiguity required for the part.

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