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Watch 4 New Clips From 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' + Check Out A New Poster

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 2, 2013 4:39 PM
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"The Butler."
"The Butler."

Here are 4 new clips from Lee Daniels' The Butler - a film that was in the middle of a legal battle between its distributor, The Weinstein Company, and their opponent, Warner Bros., but the fight is now over, with the film set for release in 2 weeks, on August 16.

The film which covers several decades in the life of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served many presidents, and is loaded with a cast that includes: Forest WhitakerOprah WinfreyDavid OyelowoColman DomingoJohn CusackAlan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Melissa LeoLiev SchreiberJesse WilliamsAml AmeenLenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr and many more.

Music for the film is composed by the legendary Quincy Jones.

Laura Ziskin Production, The Butler is produced by Pamela Oas Williams, the late Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, and Cassian Elwes. It's executive produced by Hilary Shor and Adam Merims; and co-produced by David Jacobson.

Watch the 4 clips below, and underneath them, you'll find the latest poster.

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  • Donella | August 3, 2013 8:46 PMReply

    I'm gonna watch it. The ensemble is fantastic and I expect great things. I can't not watch this much talent.

  • Tyson | August 3, 2013 9:22 AMReply

    With all the good word this movie have gotten in the last week, it has moved to the top of my list. Oprah and Forrest better get there Oscar outfits ready. Going to be a great year at the oscars for black films.

  • Mr Jones | August 3, 2013 8:48 AMReply

    So not interested in this movie.

  • Curtis | August 3, 2013 6:01 AMReply

    Early reviews are really good for this movie. Even Jeffret wells at Hollywood elsewhere said he was shocked by it. That guy has been trashing it since day one. Sasha Stone at awards daily pretty much raved the movie and said she can not wait to post her review. Happy for Lee. It's BFCA score is now at 87. Looking forward to this.

  • Mark & Darla | August 2, 2013 11:21 PMReply

    Wow what a poster, so much meaning in one picture.

  • turner | August 2, 2013 9:07 PMReply

    The poster is all that.

  • Nun | August 2, 2013 4:55 PMReply

    Not thrilled about the movie, but that poster is kinda slick.

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