Sunday, August 25, 2013
Movie Trailer of the Week: Lee Daniels' The Butler
Release Date: August 15, 2013 (p.m. screenings).
Studio: The Weinstein Company.
Director: Lee Daniels.
Screenwriter: Danny Strong.
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams.
Genre: Biography, Drama.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and disturbing image, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking)
Official Website: WeinsteinCo.com.
Review: 8/10 rating.
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels ("Precious") directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy®-award winning Danny Strong ("Game Change").
My Prediction: Forest Whitaker may get his second Best Actor Oscar for his role as "Cecil Gaines".
Tags: twc, drama, forest whitaker, oprah winfrey, cuba gooding jr, robin williams, lenny kravitz, david oyelowo, liam neeson, john cusack, alan rickman, jane fonda, james marsden, aml ameen, liev schreiber, terrence howard, melissa leo, vanessa redgrave