The Weinstein Company has released the first official trailer for The Butler, a story about the African-American civil rights movement. The film is directed by Lee Daniels and stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Aml Ameen and Liev Schreiber. The Butler will be released in theatres on 18th October 2013.
“Inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler to eight Presidents in the White House for over thirty years. From this unique vantage point, the film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.”