*Oprah Winfrey is getting back to the basics as an actress.

She’s set to star in a docudrama about the life of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served several presidents.

The former queen of talk television plays the role of Mrs. Allen.

The story begins in New Orleans and graduates to Capitol Hill.

Other names include Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Melissa Leo, Liv Schreiber, Jesse Williams, Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Yaya DaCosta.

Quincy Jones has been recruited to compose the music score for “The Butler.”

No word yet about when the movie will be out.

Check out these snaps of Oprah on the set of the New Orleans set of “The Butler”:

oprah (on set of the butler)

oprah (on the set of the butler)