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Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Gets a Trailer: VIDEO

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Last September Oprah published this photo to her Instagram account from the set of The Butler, which she was filming at the time. With her are the film's director Lee Daniels (Precious), Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan.

The film is based on the life of Eugene Allen who served eight presidents as the head butler at the White House from 1952-1986, and the trailer has just been released.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via david mixner)

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  1. Looks like BACKSTAIRS AT THE WHITE HOUSE with Olivia Cole and Leslie Uggams.

    Posted by: Kevin | May 8, 2013 2:44:20 PM


  2. ...and Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan. heh.

    Posted by: Gus | May 8, 2013 3:03:34 PM


  3. All those exercise videos paid off. Fonda looks absolutely fabulous. At 76 years old...wow.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 8, 2013 3:10:51 PM


  4. I've always thought Oprah can really act! Looking forward to her very much.

    Posted by: Geoff | May 8, 2013 3:14:48 PM


  5. Looks really good.

    Posted by: Brian H | May 8, 2013 3:37:53 PM


  6. Is Oprah playing Elizabeth Taylor?

    Posted by: Paulie | May 8, 2013 3:40:25 PM


  7. It has Oscar nominations in it's future.

    Posted by: jaragon | May 8, 2013 5:09:55 PM


  8. @jaragon, yes, looks like this one will sweep the awards this year. Incredible cast and I got goosebumps just watching the trailer.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | May 8, 2013 6:37:54 PM


  9. How appropriate that the actor playing Ronald Reagan also played Snape in the Harry Potter movies.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 8, 2013 10:12:21 PM


  10. I can't wait!

    Posted by: Bobby | May 8, 2013 10:13:26 PM


  11. Am I really the only one who thinks this looks absolutely awful? The dialogue borders on camp!

    Posted by: PG | May 9, 2013 11:42:45 AM


  12. It will be amazing stoned. See Shadowboxer and Paperboy.

    Posted by: Brion | May 9, 2013 6:23:02 PM


  13. "Am I really the only one who thinks this looks absolutely awful? The dialogue borders on camp!

    Posted by: PG | May 9, 2013 11:42:45 AM"

    nope, that is exactly what I thought too. Looks super cheesy and designed for the crowd that thought Crash was an insightful look at racism.

    Posted by: testington | May 10, 2013 5:54:37 PM


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