Robin Williams cast to play Ike Eisenhower in ‘The Butler’

by Morgan Charlesworth on July 24, 2012

Director Lee Daniels has added Robin Williams to the cast of The Butler which will begin shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana, later this July. Williams has been given the role of President Ike Eisenhower. He joins the elite cast of Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda and Colman Domingo.

The Butler follows the life of white house butler Eugene Allen as he serves under eight different presidents in three decades.

Williams will also be staring in Phil Alden Robinson’s comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn which will begin filming in Brooklyn this September. The film is about a stand-in doctor who misdiagnoses a patient giving him only 90 minutes to live. It also stars Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones.

Source: TheWrap