Robin Williams (Stephen Chernin/Reuters)

Yes, that's right: Mork as Ike.

With filming now underway in New Orleans for the Lee Daniels-directed biopic of Eugene Allen — the White House butler who served eight presidents, as chronicled by our colleague Wil Haygood — producers announced several other juicy casting choices Wednesday:

James Marsden (Steve Dietl/CTMG)

Read the original story that inspired the movie: White House butler Eugene Allen, well served by this election, 11/7/2008

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