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Minka Kelly: Jackie Kennedy in 'The Butler'?

Minka Kelly: Jackie Kennedy in 'The Butler'?

Minka Kelly has reportedly been chosen to play former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the upcoming film, The Butler!

The film’s director Lee Daniels told Screen Daily that the film will start shooting in mid-July.

Mila Kunis was previously rumored to have landed the role in the flick about The White House’s butler, Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), who served eight American Presidents over the course of three decades.

The film will also feature Oprah Winfrey as Allen’s wife, Matthew McConaughey as John F. Kennedy, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, as well as Cuba Gooding Jr, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, and Terrence Howard.

Pictured inside: Minka out and about in Los Angeles on Sunday (May 20) and Monday (May 21).

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Minka Kelly take on the role of Jackie Kennedy?

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20 Comments

# 1
bahha black sheep @ 05/23/2012 at 1:31 am

she can’t act?

# 2

bah a black sheep–you took the words out of my mouth… that’s exactly what i was going to say. girl, can’t act. there’s no way someone reputable like lee daniels would cast her and if he did…. one can only speculate.

# 3

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Good lord, NO!

# 4

Hey, maybe her role is non-speaking and she just has to stand there and look pretty; it’s what she does anyways. Yeah. She can’t act.

# 5

It definitely has to be non-speaking. She is gorgeous, but Hollywood is littered with younger ACTresses vying for similar roles. My friend is a HUGE Friday Night Lights fan, and I remember watching Minka open her mouth and thinking it was a parody. Stupidly did I not realize not realize that regrettable noise is what she was calling her voice.

# 6

She was even too midget & dumb-looking to play Jackie O. – whizzz!

# 8

omg her legs! they look like 2 logs!! never noticed that before

# 9
trueenough @ 05/23/2012 at 7:41 am

As someone who lived through the Kennedy era, I find this list laughable. Matthew M. as the Pres. He talks like he has a mouth full of marbles, yow. Then, of course, we have Lindsey Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, wow. I’ll stay home and play checkers.

This is a late April Fools joke, it has to be. Minka is beautiful but she is a horrible actress. Maybe it’s a two line role? No disrespect, but I would have gone with a more classier actress. How does one go from Mila to Minka? Apples and oranges.

dave franco @ 05/23/2012 at 10:01 am

Agreed. She was terrible in Friday Night Lights. She is a bad choice for this.

No. I am NOT excited about this. Couldn’t they find someone who could ACT???

not only can she not act, she doesn’t look a thing like her. Katie holmes at least looked like jackie o.

who did the casting for this movie? a monkey?

This is as bad as casting Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor. Minka doesn’t even have the poise or polished enough to play Jackie Kennedy. Her looks matches those in Hustler magazine or like she is going to take her clothes off. She doesn’t even carry herself in a manner to be mentioned in the same sentence as Jackie Kennedy. Matthew is laughable as President Kennedy. a big LMAOOOOOOO!!!! to the casting for these two. The critics will have a field day since they wrote Minka is the worst actress they have ever seen in their write up on that disaster Charlies Angels. Her best acting to date is being the loving, supporting girlfriend of a rich famous baseball player. Wonder how much she got paid for that part.

Since she’s no longer with that famous Yankee star, no one’s been caring what she does who she dates or where she walks but Jared. Jared has turned into the softer version of Perez Hilton trying to buddy up with these celebrities and their publicist.

I’m surprised her secret boyfriend Wilmer valderrama isn’t cast as President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Say it ain't so @ 05/23/2012 at 11:14 am

I don’t care how great Whittker and Oprah are if Minka has a major role the movie is a failure. I feel awful for real actresses who would do awesome in playing such a role. The movie isn’t even in the filming stage and a name like Minka Kelly linked to an awesome role as Lady O will bring criticisms.

Is this a joke?

Minka Kelly got an actual acting gig?! Quick, somebody call Taylor Kitsch! His next film is going to be a hit! ….Too soon?

Angela887 @ 05/25/2012 at 4:17 am

LOL at the comments. You guys are brutal. At least some of her Derek Jeter dating time is starting to paying off. But seriously, I think her main issue is her vocals but maybe she can make it work in the film. I don’t know. She definitely doesn’t come to mind for the role. But she does have some classic beauty traits especially since she’s had her nose and face tweaked and her teeth done.And I agree Matthew doesn’t seem like a good choice. I can see him playing Robert Kennedy before JFK.

brunettekate @ 07/06/2012 at 9:59 am

Holy shiz this is a major joke. The only reason she got the part is because she opened her legs for it. Minka can’t act. Can’t. Act. What a disgrace to the acting world when you hire a skunk like Minka to portray a classy first lady like Jackie O. I hope this movie flops!

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