Jane Fonda in talks to play Nancy Reagan
March 27th, 2012
04:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Jane Fonda in talks to play Nancy Reagan

(CNN) – Jane Fonda may be preparing for a new role – that of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Fonda's publicist confirmed to CNN that the actress is in talks to play the wife of the 40th president of the United States in the true-life story of Eugene Allen, an African-American man who worked as a butler in the White House from 1952 to 1986.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Too tall.

    March 27, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Watch the rightie's heads explode over this one.

    March 27, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    Sorry, Jane. I'm a veteran, and I can never forgive you. Good men were tortured because of your actions. You will never be prosecuted, but "Hanoi Jane" will haunt you forever.

    March 27, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. Malory Archer

    If newter were to become president, his wife wouldn't be the first adulteress; that honor belongs to none other than nancy. ronny left his wife Jane Wyman for pregnant nancy. Wow, I wonder if slimeball would call her a s*$t for being the little homewrecker she was. Hmmmm, I wonder if CNN will censor my comment out of existence for fear of offending his worshippers, 'cause you KNOW how much the truth hurts!

    March 27, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  5. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    I think Jane Fonda would be better suited to playing the wife of her hero, Ho Chi Minh.

    March 27, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    With his declaring Russia our number one enemy, Mittens should get the starring role as Ronnie.

    March 27, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  7. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    Cue the haters in 3,2,1....

    And for all of you who want to make comments on Pelosi's appearance, I raise you one Jan Brewer.

    March 27, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Sponge-Bob

    Hanoi Jane should have been imprisoned for treason, but lefties still worship the ground she walks on.

    March 27, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    I'd rather eat chalk pie than watch this crap. Seriously. Reagan and his legacy can go take a flying leap for all I care and his WH can go with him. The Gipper played used plutocracy salesman for 8 years, selling Amurikan morons the most societally-damaging economic ideology the conservatives could dream up to destroy the federal gov't that they veiewed as having become an anti-discrimination, desegregation, take-care-of-the-eldery-and-needy inconvenience to them...and people bought it like good litle brainwashed consumer morons. Golfclap for Amurika...you're soooo freekin smaht.

    March 27, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  10. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Sniffit - I'd rather eat chalk pie than watch this crap. Seriously. Reagan and his legacy can go take a flying leap for all I care and his WH can go with him. The Gipper played used plutocracy salesman for 8 years, selling Amurikan morons the most societally-damaging economic ideology the conservatives could dream up to destroy the federal gov't that they veiewed as having become an anti-discrimination, desegregation, take-care-of-the-eldery-and-needy inconvenience to them...and people bought it like good litle brainwashed consumer morons. Golfclap for Amurika...you're soooo freekin smaht.
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    Well, there you go again! hehehe

    Yeah, Ronnie never was liked much by communists after he brought them down.

    March 27, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. Dr Knowitall

    What ever producer should be shot ! Jane Fonda is nothing more than the mud puddle at Nancy's feet. I regularly avoid any Hanoi Jane featured movies.

    March 27, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  12. Dr Knowitall

    Sniffit – you can choose not to go to the movies or turn the TV off you know. Thats how most Americans do it. Although I know little facists like you believe opposing view points to yours should be outlawed.

    March 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  13. jerry

    as a veteran Vietnam combat Marine...this makes me sick. She is one sick old lady now...and needs to go away.

    March 27, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    If you're gonna talk face-lifts/botox -- take a look at Reagan. She's a zombi.

    March 27, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. GI Joe

    Jane's too pretty to play the part of that old astrology hag.

    March 27, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  16. GI Joe

    Raygun read a script every day prepared by Nancy and her astrologist. And a dog dragged the old hag across the lawn every time they got home from a monthly vacation.

    March 27, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  17. Lisa P

    Dr Knowitall

    What ever producer should be shot ! Jane Fonda is nothing more than the mud puddle at Nancy's feet. I regularly avoid any Hanoi Jane featured movies.
    March 27, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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    Dr Knowitall

    Sniffit – you can choose not to go to the movies or turn the TV off you know. Thats how most Americans do it. Although I know little facists like you believe opposing view points to yours should be outlawed.
    March 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
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    Sorry - who, again, is the producer-shooting fascist here?

    March 27, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  18. GI Joe

    Raygun didn't bring them down. That was alrready decided peacefully by the previous administration.

    March 27, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  19. george of the jungle

    poetic justice too funny for words. She is a great actress and Im sure she will love this roll.

    March 27, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "Sniffit – you can choose not to go to the movies or turn the TV off you know. Thats how most Americans do it. Although I know little facists like you believe opposing view points to yours should be outlawed."

    I can also ridicule those things I abhore. It's a free country. I have no problem with the existence of opposing viewpoints. I just have a problem with the stupid ones, such as "if we keep giving the rich more and more money, they'll someday reach a magical threshhold where they no longer wish to horde and consolidate it all, at which opint it will rain down upon all of us peons like the rich taking a big money p-ss all over us."

    March 27, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "Sorry – who, again, is the producer-shooting fascist here?"

    It's ok...you just stepped in some steamy conservative hypocrisy. It stinks, but it'll come off your shoes with the hose.

    March 27, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  22. IndependentMom

    Jane Fonda will be a lovely Nancy Reagan! Mrs. Reagan would approve!

    March 27, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  23. NVa Native

    The great GOP idol was the true "emperor without any clothes". He was basically a front man (actor) who covered for the radical right agenda – who started the GOP war on the middle-class.

    March 27, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  24. ltnet356

    I just can't see this. It's an insult to every person who has put their life on the line for this country. I know the many lib's think we should be silenced. They are the ones who want to imprision anyone who does not embrace THEIR opinon.

    March 27, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  25. NVa Native

    The GOP agenda is strongly fascist and on some issues supporting social anarchy.
    In the US we have some policies that could be twisted to appear socialist and others maybe fascist.
    The majority of Americans (maybe 99%) would rather live in a socialist leaning country than a fascist leaning country.
    Read the 13 Elements of Fascism and you see the GOP.

    March 27, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
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