James Marsden to play John F Kennedy in next

Updated: Jul 22, 2012, 10:17 AM IST

London: ‘X-Men’ star James Marsden will portray US President John F Kennedy in director Lee Daniel`s biopic of a White House butler.

The film chronicles Eugene Allen`s life as the White House man servant to eight American presidents and their families, reported a website.

Forest Whitaker will play the title role and Oprah Winfrey his wife, while the all-star cast also includes Minka Kelly (Jackie Kennedy), Alan Rickman (Ronald Reagan), Jane Fonda (Nancy Reagan) and Robin Williams (Dwight D Eisenhower).

Filming is scheduled to start later this month in New Orleans, Louisiana.