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Watch: First Trailer For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard & Much More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 7, 2013 at 7:28PM

Talk around "Precious" and "The Paperboy" director Lee Daniels' next effort "The Butler" has ranged from the director himself comparing it to a work-for-hire gig, calling it a "big compromise" from his usually more button pushing fare to Terrence Howard talking about his co-star Oprah Winfrey's "tig ol' bitties" (yes, that's how he said it). But enough talk, what does the final result look like? Well, here you go...
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The Butler, Forest Whitaker

Talk around "Precious" and "The Paperboy" director Lee Daniels' next effort "The Butler" has ranged from the director himself comparing it to a work-for-hire gig, calling it a "big compromise" from his usually more button pushing fare to Terrence Howard talking about his co-star Oprah Winfrey's "tig ol' bitties" (yes, that's how he said it). But enough talk, what does the final result look like? Well, here you go...

The Weinstein Company has dropped the first trailer for the movie and is it an Oscar contender? You tell us. Penned by Danny Strong, the movie tells the true tale of Eugene Allen, the late White House butler who served eight presidents during his tenure from 1952 to 1986. Forest Whitaker leads the ensemble cast in the title role, with Winfrey as his wife and Howard in a still-unknown role, with a ridiculous amount of names all in the background: David OyelowoCuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Liam Neeson, Minka Kelly, Alex Pettyfer, Colman Dingo, Vanessa Redgrave, James MarsdenLiev Schreiber and more.

Is this just cameo city? Do the celebrity takes on famous people work? "The Butler" will open later this year.

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