Thursday, June 06, 2013

First Look @ "The Butler"

Sneak Peek footage from director Lee Daniels' upcoming historical drama "The Butler", based on a true story.

The film stars Forrest Whitaker as 'Cecil Gaines', a butler who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986.

Cast also includes Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, James Marsden, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber and Robin Williams:

"...'The Butler', based on the screenplay by Danny Strong & Lee Daniels, is inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler (Whitaker) to eight Presidents in the White House for over thirty years. 

"From this unique vantage point, the film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Butler"...