Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"The Butler" Trailer

For those of you not turned away by The Paperboy, director Lee Daniels returns with The Butler, which follows the life of the head butler at the White House from the early 1950s to the mid 1980s.  On first glimpse, the all-star, back by Harvey Weinstein endeavor looks-- dare I say it-- reverent.  The story is based on the real life of Eugene Allen, fictionalized by Forest Whitaker.  Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and Terrence Howard co-star.  The support casting is flamboyant to say the least:

John Cusack as Richard Nixon
Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan
Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy
Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower
James Marsden as John F. Kennedy
Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan
Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson
Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower

At the very least, the conservatives might get themselves all hot and bothered by the notion of Hanoi Jane playing Mrs. Reagan.

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