Forest Whitaker's title character in The Butler is shown doing his part to lead a revolution in the second poster, following the first one-sheet that debuted yesterday. Based on an incredible true story, the Oscar-winning actor plays Cecil Gaines, who served eight different U.S. Presidents as the White House butler over a span of more than 30 years during the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and several other pivotal points in American history. This particular poster appears to pay homage to the Black Panther movement, so it is possible that other similar one-sheets illustrating different eras that Cecil Gaines served under will debut in the near future. Directed by Lee Daniels, The Butler hits theaters on 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.