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  • First Trailer for Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ Hits Web (Watch)

    May 8, 13 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments

    *It won’t hit theaters until the thick of awards season in October, but The Weinstein Company has released its first trailer for the Lee Daniels-directed “The Butler.” The film tells the story of Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), who served eight commanders in chief during his 1952-1986 stint as the White House butler. Daniels wrote the […]

  • Weinstein Co. to Distribute Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ in U.S.

    Sep 25, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Moviegoers in the States will get a chance to see Lee Daniels’ upcoming film “The Butler” courtesy of The Weinstein Co., which just picked up U.S. distribution rights. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] Written by Daniels and Danny Strong, who earned an Emmy on Sunday for his “Game Change,” the story is inspired by Wil […]

  • Colman Domingo Joins Whitaker, Winfrey in ‘The Butler’

    Jul 5, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Colman Domingo has joined the cast of Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families over three decades. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] Domingo will play a White House butler who works in the Executive Mansion. Forest Whitaker plays Allen and Oprah […]

  • Oprah May Take Role in Lee Daniels Film ‘The Butler’

    Feb 16, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Oprah Winfrey is said to be considering an offer to co-star in “The Butler,” Director Lee Daniels’ story of Eugene Allen, a black man who worked as butler in the White House, serving eight presidents from 1952 to 1986, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Financing is still being arranged and no deals have been made, […]

  • Lee Daniels to Direct Film about White House Butler

    Aug 2, 10 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *”Precious” director Lee Daniels has reportedly signed on to do rewrites and direct the Laura Ziskin-produced drama “The Butler” for Sony Pictures Entertainment, reports Deadline. As previously reported, the movie is based on articles written by Wil Haygood on Eugene Allen, a butler who has served 34 years in the White House through eight presidents — all of […]