Deadline reports that Pettyfer has joined the ever growing cast of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" in the role of Thomas Westphall, which is not be confused with Brian Fantana's left nut, James Westfall. As you know, the film tells the story of Eugene Allen, the late White House butler who served eight presidents during his tenure from 1952 to 1986. Forest Whitaker will topline the movie as Allen with David Oyelowo as his son and Oprah Winfrey as Allen's wife, with Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard and Lenny Kravitz in undisclosed roles. Alan Rickman plays Ronald Reagan with Jane Fonda as his wife, while John Cusack will play Richard Nixon and Minka Kelly takes the role of Jacqueline Kennedy. Pettyfer will play a role that is apparently crucial to Allen's early life. Vanessa Redgrave is also circling a role, though no word yet on what it will be.
Still more casting to come we presume including who will play JFK as Matthew McConaughey recently bowed out. The last time Daniels got this many people together it was for his civil rights flick "Selma" which wound up falling apart. Here's hoping he has better luck this time around.