‘The Butler’ trailer starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker
The trailer of The Butler is unmissable!
By Pankit Narang
Date: Wed, May 08, 2013 13:00:29 GMT
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So far, the year 2013 has seen the release of several commercial Hollywood films of different genres. However, genuine movie buffs always long for some sensible drama films that make their way to the Oscars. Not that we are crystal ball gazers, but seems like The Butler will be one of the contenders for the Academy Award.
Featuring an all-star cast, The Butler has got its first trailer that can easily be termed unmissable. The film is based on the real life of Eugene Allen, a butler who served eight Presidents (yes, you read it right! Eight!) of the United States of America in the White House until his retirement in 1986.
Though the film boasts of several celebrated names, it’s Oprah Winfrey’s comeback to the big screen after a 15-year sabbatical that is hogging the limelight. In the film, Winfrey plays Gloria Gaines, the wife of butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker). The trailer of The Butler looks magnificent and we have high hopes pinned to the film directed by Lee Daniels (who also directed the 2009 acclaimed film Precious).
Catch the debut trailer of The Butler below and some stills on the following pages.