PHOTO: Oprah Lights One Up After Final Love Scene In “The Butler”

The Butler possesses one of the greatest casts ever assembled, hands down.

Let’s see, we’ve got Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower; Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower; Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan; Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan; James Marsden as JFK; John Cusack as Tricky Dick Nixon; Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson; True Blood‘s Nelsan Ellis (yes, children, Lafayette) as Martin Luther King, Jr; and rounding out the cast, Forest Whitaker, Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Alex Pettyfer, Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard and a little lady you may have heard of – Oprah Fucking Winfrey.

Yes, out director Lee Daniels’ upcoming film about a  butler who served eight presidents in the White House over a course of three decades is already dripping in Oscars thanks to its star-studded cast.  Based on a 2008 article in The Washington Post by Wil Haygood, “A Butler Well Served By This Election,” the film was adapted for the screen by Daniels (Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) and Danny Strong (fresh off his Emmy win for penning HBO’s Game Change).

Oprah tweeted this photo from the set yesterday: “And THAT’s a Wrap! Terrance Howard and me in our goodbye ‘love scene.’ Thanks Lee Daniels for the great experience.”

And don’t forget to thank him – along with your best friend Gayle, Tom Cruise and John TRAVOLTAAAAAAAAAAAA! – when you snatch that long overdue Best Supporting Actress Oscar, O. And then everyone at the Academy Awards will get a Prius.

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