In Lee Daniels' the Butler, Forest Whitaker headlines an all-star ensemble cast as Cecil Gaines, a man who served as the White House butler for more than 30 years, through historical American periods such as the Civil Rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and more. Following the poster that debuted yesterday, The Weinstein Company has released five clips from this upcoming biopic, featuring Cecil interacting with President John F. Kennedy (James Marsden), his son Louis (David Oyelowo), his wife Gloria (Oprah Winfrey), First Lady Nancy Reagan (Jane Fonda), and Carter Wilson (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Stay tuned for more footage as we near closer to director Lee Daniels' biopic, in theaters August 16.
Lee Daniels' the Butler was released August 16th, 2013 and stars Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Aml Ameen. The film is directed by Lee Daniels.