Jane Fonda cast in Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino's Youth

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Based on a Washington Post article written by Wil Haygood, titled "A Butler Well Served by This Election", this bio-drama tells the story of Eugene Allen, a black man who served as a White House butler for 34 years, 8 presidents and had a unique front row seat as political and racial history was being made.
May 6th, 2014

Jane Fonda has been cast in Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth'.

The 76-year-old actress has a ''a key role in the English-language film that starts shooting at the end of the month'', reports Deadline.com.

Fonda will reunite will Michael Caine who she previously starred opposite in the 1978 comedy 'California Suite' and 1967 'Hurry Sundown'.

The A-List cast also includes 'The Deep Blue Sea' actress Rachel Weisz, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' star Harvey Keitel and 12 Years a Slave's Paul Dano.

The film follows old friends Fred and Mick, who are approaching 80, during a getaway near the Alps.

Fred, a composer and conductor, is retired, but film director Mick is still working and he tries to finish the screenplay for what he believes will be his last important film, while Fred doesn't intend to return to music but someone is keen to hear his compositions.

Fonda - who was catapulted to the spotlight in the 60s with 'Barbarella' and 'Cat Ballou' - last hit the big screen in 'The Butler' and had a cameo in 'Better Living Through Chemistry'.