Check out the new first image for Columbia Pictures, ‘The Butler’ starring Forest Whitaker.
Written and Directed by Lee Daniels the film also stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Aml Ameen and Liev Schreiber.
Based on Wil Haygood’s front-page report on Eugene Allen’s 34 years at the White House titled “A Butler Well Served by This Election.”
Allen worked for eight presidents, starting with Harry Truman in 1952 and ending in 1986 with Ronald Reagan. Haygood will be an associate producer and researcher on the project. Haygood noted that when Allen started work at the White House, he couldn’t even use the public restrooms when he ventured back to his native Virginia.
Helene Allen died on the day before the election and was buried on the same day that the article was published.
The release for ‘The Butler‘ is still to be announced.