Alan Rickman to Play Ronald Reagan

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Actor Alan Rickman
Actor Alan Rickman attends the New Group Gala 2012: Cabaret Soiree at The Edison Ballroom on February 27, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Lee Daniels continues to staff up the White House for his next film, The Butler. The director recently added Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan to the decades-spanning movie about a White House servant; now he's pulled in Alan Rickman to play her Ronnie. Matthew McConaughey, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Terrence Howard are also circling the film, which will be led by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.