How’s this for strange bedfellows?
Jane Fonda, the sometimes Atlantan whom critics love to hate as “Hanoi Jane” for her Vietnam War era activism, will portray the wife of one of conservatives’ most revered figures: Nancy Reagan.
Fonda will play the former first lady in several scenes in the movie “The Butler,” reports Movie Talk, citing several industry sources.
“The historical drama is based on a story written in the Washington Post about a White House servant, Eugene Allen, who served eight presidents in the White House from Harry Truman through Ronald Reagan -— meaning plenty of chances for cameos from A-list actors,” the report says.
Fonda was in Atlanta in January and posted some photos and comments about the trip on her blog:
“I’m here for various events on behalf of my non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, and to see my daughter and grandkids. It’s been rainy and cold but still, as always, Atlanta is a warm and friendly place and I love being back and seeing so many friends and colleagues.”
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