Casting Net: Minka Kelly heads to the White House. Plus, Gary Oldman and Rupert Grint

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Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly will play Jackie Kennedy in Lee Daniel’s upcoming film The Butler, which tells the story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Forest Whitaker) who served under eight presidents. The all-star cast also includes Oprah Winfrey, Matthew McConaughey (as John F. Kennedy), John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, and Terrence Howard. [Screen Daily]

Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is set to play the bad guy again, this time as the scientist Norton who creates the titular cyborg in Jose Padilha’s upcoming remake of Robocop. Robocop will be played by Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). The film is set for a summer 2013 release. [THR]

• From Harry Potter to punk rock? Rupert Grint is set to star in two upcoming films. In CBGB, he’ll play rocker Cheetah Chrome opposite Alan Rickman as legendary club owner Hilly Kristal. Will taking direction from a gritty club owner be much different than from Professor Snape? The second stop for the redhead is The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, where he’ll star opposite Shia LaBeouf. [Variety]

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