First Picture of Alan Rickman in “The Butler”


Sep 12, 2012

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The first picture of Alan Rickman’s (Severus Snape) new movie, The Butler, has surfaced (and can be seen below). As reported previously, Mr. Rickman is playing the role of Ronald Regan in the movie, which follows the life of a White House butler that serves many United States presidents. Mr. Rickman is pictured, dressed fully as Ronald Regan, with fellow cast-members Oprah Winfrey (White House maid) and Jane Fonda (Nancy Regan), as well as director Lee Daniels. The Washington Post reports:

Oprah Winfrey ” or whoever manages her Twitter feed ” recently tweeted a couple of photos from the set of “The Butler’ the decades-spanning White House drama based on stories written by The Washington Post’s Wil Haygood. While Buzzfeed has focused on the photograph that shows off the age makeup sported by co-stars Winfrey and Lenny Kravitz (who still looks “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”-hot even as an “old” man), what’s more fascinating is the Instagram shot of Jane Fonda and Alan Rickman dressed as Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Even with Winfrey and director Lee Daniels by their sides to shatter the illusion, the resemblance between them and the occupiers of the ˜80s-era White House is pretty striking.

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