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If there was ever a more ambitious film than "The Butler," we have yet to discover it.
"Precious" director Lee Daniels efforts to recapitulate — through the real-life eyes of a lone, stolid White House butler — pretty much the entire twentieth century as it related to the American Civil Rights Movement. With a cast list that reads like a flat-out roll call for the Walk of Fame, Daniels presents the working life of Cecil Gaines (real name: Eugene Allen), a man who served eight consecutive U.S. presidents during his career and witnessed history being made first-hand.
The first trailer for "The Butler" has now been released, and boy oh boy are we impressed with all the acute caricaturing going down here ... and all the feels we feel. Get More »
Who isn't starring in Lee Daniels' "The Butler?"
"Magic Mike" hottie Alex Pettyfer has now joined the cast of the "Precious" director's all-star line-up, taking on a character named Thomas Westphall, who helps shape the life of Eugene Allen, the real-life White House butler for eight consecutive presidents upon whom the film is based, reports Deadline. Get More »
Before Lenny Kravitz landed the role of Nurse John in the Oscar-winning 2009 film "Precious," directed by Lee Daniels, his film credentials were mostly comprised of soundtrack selections.
Now, he's a big star in "The Hunger Games," but for his next job, he's going back to his film roots and re-teaming with Lee Daniels for his next biopic piece "The Butler."
According to The Film Stage, Kravitz's role in the film is unconfirmed, but the story details the experience of eight-time presidential butler Eugene Allen, who was profiled in the Washington Post. Get More »
Jesse Williams is leaving "The Cabin in the Woods" and heading for the White House of Washington, DC.
The former "Cabin"-dweller is about to get political as he's in talks to join the ensemble of Lee Daniels' historical drama, "The Butler," according to Deadline.
"The Butler" chronicles the latter half of the 20th century through the eyes of a White House staff employee. The film is based on the life of Eugene Allen, who started work at the White House in 1952 as a "pantry man" and served eight First Families before he retired in 1986. Get More »
With the primary season drawing to a close and the convention season fast approaching, this year's election cycle has finally crystallized, presenting voters with two clear choices for the office of President of the United States: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. But now, according to Collider, there's a new candidate throwing his hat in the ring. And his name? Severus Snape.
So much for cleaning up Washington! Get More »
Oprah Winfrey is considering a return to the big screen.
The talk show superstar and longtime producer is mulling over an offer to work with "Precious" director Lee Daniels as part of the cast of the true-life historical drama, "The Butler," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"The Butler" tells the story of Eugene Allen, a black man who started at the White House as a "pantry man" in 1952. He ended up serving eight presidents from 1952 to 1986, having a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made, from the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Get More »