Saturday, May 18, 2013

Trailer for THE BUTLER Starring Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker The Butler

The first trailer for the historical drama "The Butler" has been released. The film is the true story of Cecil Gaines (Forrest Whitaker), the butler who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986 and became a witness of American history. The film is directed by Lee Daniels ("Precious") and also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah Carey, Alan Rickman, 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" opens on October 18, 2013.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

Official Synopsis

"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 BUTLER 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."


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