Oprah Winfrey eyeing role in White House butler movie
London: Oprah Winfrey is in talks to make her big screen comeback after 14 years. The 58-year-old TV host is eyeing a movie return in a biopic of Eugene Allen, who served eight U.S. presidents as a butler in the White House.
According to a leading daily, producers are courting Winfrey to play Allen’s wife. Hugh Jackman, Mila Kunis and John Cusack are also attached to the project. Winfrey won an Oscar nomination for her big screen debut in 1985’s ‘The Color Purple’.
Her last acting role was in 1998’s ‘Beloved’, and she has since loaned her voice to animated projects ‘The Princess and the Frog’ and ‘Charlotte’s Web’.