Oprah Winfrey may take a role in Lee Daniels’ next film, The Butler. The movie is about Eugene Allen, a butler who worked at the White House from 1952 to 1986, serving under eight presidents.
Daniels offered David Oyelowo the part to play Allen and Oprah’s son. Hugh Jackman, Mila Kunis and John Cusack have also been considered for roles. Kunis would portray Jackie Kennedy and Cusack would play Richard Nixon (the role for Hugh Jackman is still not clear).
The last time the former talk show host played in a movie was in Beloved. Oprah Winfrey has never been trained as an actress, but she has seen success in her past roles. Besides her stellar performance in Beloved, she blew the audience away in The Color Purple.
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