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