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First Look: Forest Whitaker as THE BUTLER

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First Look: Forest Whitaker as THE BUTLER

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In preparation for the Toronto International Film Festival which kicks off next month, here’s the first official image from the Lee DanielsThe Butler.

Photo shows the silhouette of Forest Whitaker as the titular character Eugene Allen, the White House butler whose career started with Harry Truman in 1952 and ended in 1986 with Ronald Reagan.

As you may remember the film is based on a Washington Post report by Wil Haygood and is currently shooting in New Orleans.

The film covers a large part of American history, with a big name cast portraying famous figures with David Oyelowo as Louis Gaines, Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Carter Wilson, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhowe, James Marsden as JFK, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, Nelsan Ellis as Martin Luther King Jr., Aml Ameen as Allen at a young age, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy, Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Neeson, Alex Pettyfer, Colman Dingo, Vanessa Redgrave, and more all featuring.

Quincy Jones is scoring the film that will likely hit theaters sometime in late 2013.

Take a look below and click on the image for a larger version.

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Source: Variety

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