A first look at the Oscar nominee's historical drama.
The Butler is easily one of the most anticipated films of the year, and now we have our first real look at the historical drama, directed by Oscar-winner Lee Daniels.
A trailer for the sprawling epic, chronicling the experience of a White House butler who served in eight administrations, has hit the Internet, and cinephiles are appropriately surprised. The film doesn't bear any of the hallmarks of a Lee Daniels film (controversy, sexuality, foul language) and plays out more like a traditional period epic than an groundbreaking indie.
The Butler stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, Mariah Carey and many others. The film is due in theaters this October.
Check out the trailer below.
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