Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Lee Daniels' The Butler is an upcoming 2013 American historical drama film directed by Lee Daniels. The script was written by Danny Strong, and featuring an ensemble cast. It is based on the real life accounts of Eugene Allen. The film stars Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler during eight presidential terms from 1952 to 1986. He witnesses — and becomes involved in — the political and social turmoil of the period.

The film will be theatrically released on August 16, 2013.
Based on the “The Butler: A Witness to History” by Will Haygood
Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines
Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines
Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Carter Wilson
Terrence Howard as Howard
David Oyelowo as Louis Gaines
Vanessa Redgrave as Annabeth Westfall
Mariah Carey as Hattie Pearl
Alex Pettyfer as Thomas Westfall
Yaya DaCosta as Carol Hammie
Colman Domingo as Freddie Fallows
Aml Ameen as Young Cecil
Robin Williams as President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Melissa Leo as First Lady Mamie Eisenhower
James Marsden as President John F. Kennedy
Minka Kelly as First Lady Jackie Kennedy
Liev Schreiber as President Lyndon B. Johnson
John Cusack as President Richard Nixon
Alan Rickman as President Ronald Reagan
Jane Fonda as First Lady Nancy Reagan
Orlando Eric Street as President Barack Obama
Nelsan Ellis as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alex Manette as White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman
Lenny Kravitz as James Holloway
Jesse Williams as civil rights activist James Lawson

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