Get a first look at the Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’

The late Eugene Allen served as a butler at The White House for eight American presidencies. Allen passed away in 2010 but now his story will become immortalized in film. The Lee Daniels’ directed historical drama will follow the life of Cecil Gaines played by Forest Whitaker. Whitaker’s character is based off of Allen’s story as the head butler. ‘The Butler’ will boast an all-star cast with the likes of Forest Whitaker, Oprah, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, Alan Rickman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz and John Cusack all starring.

Check out the trailer below. ‘The Butler’ hits theaters August 16th.

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