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Photos Of An Aged Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz, In Character, In 'The Butler'

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 11, 2012 10:38 AM
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Lenny Kravitz and me ( both aged) getting ready for our 80's White House scene
Lenny Kravitz and me ( both aged) getting ready for our 80's White House scene

The film is scripted to cover several decades in the life of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served many presidents; So, based on the photos within this post (which Oprah Winfrey shared on Twitter) they were likely shooting scenes covering the latter years.

Principal photography for Lee Daniels' The Butler has been in full swing in New Orleans, with a loaded cast that includes: Forest WhitakerOprah WinfreyDavid Oyelowo, John CusackAlan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Melissa Leo,Liev SchreiberJesse Williams, Mariah CareyYaya DaCosta, and many more.

Music for the film will be composed by the legendary Quincy Jones.

Laura Ziskin Production, The Butler is being produced by Pamela Oas Williams, the late Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, and Cassian Elwes; executive produced by Hilary Shor and Adam Merims; and co-produced by David Jacobson.

The independently-financed film is bankrolled by Follow Through ProductionsWindy Hill PicturesSalamander MediaSalloway Rubenstein Productions/Crystal City EntertainmentEarl W. StaffordStarstream FilmsYogi Entertainment, and Inner Media Capital

For our thoughts on the film's script, and casting, read Vanessa's script review HERE, and Natasha's casting close-up of the film HERE.

The film will debut in 2013.

Photos above and below.

Director @LeeDaniels , @JaneFonda as Nancy Reagan , Alan Rickman as Prez Reagan and me gonna be a long nite.#theBUTLER
Director @LeeDaniels , @JaneFonda as Nancy Reagan , Alan Rickman as Prez Reagan and me gonna be a long nite.#theBUTLER
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  • dl | September 14, 2012 12:46 PMReply

    wow jane fonda looks uncannily like nancy and alean rickman also ronald its intresting how we all discussed how wrong it was to get a mixed latina like zoe to play nina simone but look how they manage to find an actress that resembles greatly a white woman who is in SUPPORTING role but im sure people will come out with all types of excuse as to why its acceptable here but not when it come to BLACK icons.

  • BluTopaz | September 12, 2012 4:51 PMReply

    This is some great makeup work, Jane and Alan look so much like the people they are portraying (hint hint). Maybe the next S&A professionals series could feature a makeup effects professional and/or costume designer. I kinda want to see this for the Dynasty era fashions Oprah and Jane are sporting here.

  • Ms. Mooks | September 12, 2012 3:50 PMReply

    So excited to see this film. I fucks with Jane Fonda. Been a fan since "9 to 5" (Mind you I'm only 24 but a TOTAL movie buff) I love Lee Daniels films. The sense of realism his films portray is what I live for. "Shadowboxer", "Monster's Ball", "Precious"...loves it. Really wanna see "The Paperboy" Zack Efron in his underwear?!---pure genius. About time the MEN get sexualized/exploited. (Magic Mike, anyone?) Men been making women do it for YEARS...still doin' it too. LOL.

  • Akimbo | September 11, 2012 2:26 PMReply

    Oprah looks fly with that Nancy Wilson hair! I wonder if she'll ever stop dyeing.

  • ALM | September 11, 2012 12:02 PMReply

    Oprah still looks pretty, even with the makeup/hair color added to age her.

  • Winston | September 11, 2012 11:05 AMReply

    Stop your bloodclaat lying, Oprah. There's no aging going on here with you; that's your natural face.

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