Lee Daniels' The Butler

Directed By Lee Daniels

PG-13Drama / The Weinstein Co. /  / Aug 16, 2013

The Butler, based on the screenplay by Danny Strong, is inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler (Forest 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.

The cast includes Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Alex Pettyfer, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Liev Schreiber, Mariah Carey, Aml Ameen, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Minka Kelly, Nelsan Ellis and Colman Domingo.

  • kimberly ellis

    This is a must see with a great cast! I will put the word out!