Hot Trailer: Lee Daniels' The Butler

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 WhitakerOprah WinfreyTerrence HowardMariah Carey and many others. The film is due in theaters this October.

Check out the trailer below.

Get ready for the BET Experience, featuring Beyoncé, Snoop DoggR. Kelly,  Erykah BaduKendrick Lamar and many more. Go here for more details and info on how to buy tickets. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

(Photo: The Weinstein Company)

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

By clicking subscribe, I agree to receive newsletters, marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers), and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. For more information about our data practices, consult our Privacy Policy.