Jesse Williams May Join Cast of Lee Daniels' "The Butler"

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by Vanessa Martinez
May 11, 2012 7:16 PM
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Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy, Cabin in The Woods) is currently "in talks" for a role in Lee Daniels highly-anticipated historical drama The Butler, based on the life of Eugene Allen, a white house employee for almost three dozen years .

We updated you two days ago on some more details to the storyline and the additions to the already impressive cast, which includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Matthew McConaughey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, John Cusack and Jane Fonda.

The script is said to be done, and the cast is mostly in place with Oprah playing Allen's/Whitaker's wife, David Oyelowo as Allen's/Whitaker's son, Fonda as Nancy Reagan, and Cusack rumored as Richard Nixon. No word as of yet on which role Williams is in negotiations for.

The film will be shopped this year at Cannes Film Market via IM Global.

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3 Comments

  • blaqbird | May 12, 2012 10:41 PMReply

    Swedish and Black to be exact....those eyes are everything....

  • James Evans | May 12, 2012 5:52 PMReply

    Who is this guy? Is this the lastest sexy white dude being pushed through the Hollywood machine and forced upon us to be accepted as a star? Didn't really work with Colin Farrell and that guy from the 21 Jump Street movie a few months ago. Ah well.. back to the old drawing board.

  • Lauren | May 12, 2012 7:21 PM

    He's biracial... it's time to get some glasses...

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