The Butler - Theatrical Poster - Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Moviefone Reveals New Poster For The Butler

The Butler - Forest Whitaker in The Butler - Courtesy of The Weinstein CompanyThe Weinstein Company, via Moviefone, has released the first theatrical poster for The Butler.The film is directed by Lee Daniels and features an all star cast including Forest WhitakerOprah WinfreyDavid OyelowoJohn CusackAlan RickmanJane FondaRobin WilliamsMelissa LeoTerrence HowardJames MarsdenCuba Gooding Jr.Vanessa RedgraveMariah Carey, and Liev SchreiberThe Butler is scheduled to hit theaters on August 16, 2013.

The Butler 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.

Theatrical Poster for The Butler  

Source: Moviefone


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