The actor will play the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, in this biopic about longtime White House butler, Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), who served eight Presidents. Allen began his White House employment in 1952, under President Harry S. Truman. He retired in 1986, during President Ronald Reagan's second term in office.
Daniel Taplitz wrote the screenplay, centering on a man (Robin Williams) who is wrongly told he only has 90 minutes left to live. He uses the time he has left to connect with his friends and family, while the young doctor (Mila Kunis) tries to track the patient down and tell him he was misdiagnosed. Phil Alden Robinson is directing, with shooting scheduled to begin in September.