Matthew McConaughey to Play JFK in Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

5.25.2012

By Peter Frost

The 'Magic Mike' star set to appear alongside Minka Kelly as Jackie O.

Magic Mike star Matthew McConaughey is set to play former president John F. Kennedy in The Butler, the newest film from Precious director Lee Daniels, according to SceenDaily. McConaughey will join recently cast Friday Night Lights alum Minka Kelly as wife Jackie Kennedy, a role immortalized by noted thespian Katie Holmes.

Fresh from debuting his latest film, The Paperboy at the Cannes Film Festival (now known as the film where Nicole Kidman urinates on Zac Efron), Daniels is set to begin shooting this July, with location scouting beginning as early as next week. The film will focus on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House butler that served over the course of eight terms from 1952 to 1986. McConaughey and Kelly join a growing all-star ensemble including Paperboy star Nicole Kidman, Forst Whitaker in the title role, Jane Fonda, Alan Rickman, Lenny Kravitz, Terrance Howard, John Cusack, and Oprah Winfrey, who is set to play Allen’s wife. However, the real question on everyone's mind is…who will Nicole Kidman get to pee on next?

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