The Weinstein Company has unveiled the trailer for "The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and directed by Lee Daniels (Precious). It's set to hit theaters on October 18h. Check it out below.
Plot: The story revolves around 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.
The movie also stars John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy, Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and Nelsan Ellis as Martin Luther King Jr.
Who the f*ck cares? Another pandering Hollywood film glorifying the non-exploits of the White House's house negro. with libtard Cusack playing Nixon. A total f*cking huge red entry on my cinematic no-watch list.
I actually thought it'd be a movie about Mr. Belvedere...
But, no. It's pretty ballsy, I like it. The movie has this "on the shoulder of giants" type thing.
I don't know about the cast at times though. It has a hit and miss...Alan Rickman as Reagan (awesome) or John Cusack as Nixon (WTF?!). The jury is still out on Robin Williams...very little make up is being used.