First Set Photo Of The Weinstein Company’s ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Released
The Weinstein Company has scooped up director Lee Daniels new film Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The 2013 drama just released a new set photo featuring lead actor Forest Whitaker and tells the tale of a butler who served under eight presidents in the White House. The movie was inspired by writer Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article. The screenplay was penned by Danny Strong and Lee Daniels.
“What moves me most about this man is his quiet nature, grace and unmatched perspective that comes from being in one place – a very powerful one – during what was arguably the period in American history that saw the most change,” Daniels shared when talking about ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’.
Well known talk show host Oprah Winfrey, singer Mariah Carey, John Cusack (The Raven), Jane Fonda (On Golden Pond), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Jerry McGuire), Minka Kelly (Parenthood), Lenny Kravitz (The Hunger Games), Terrence Howard (Crash) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter) are all part of the cast.
The period piece will also include Hop’s James Marsden, David Oyelowo (The Paperboy), Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike), Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus), Alan Rickman (CBGB), Liev Schreiber (X-Men) and Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting).
Get a look at ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ set photo and tell us what you think below. Filming is currently underway in New Orleans.