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    The Butler Trailer Official - Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey


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    The Butler opens in theaters on August 16th, 2013.

    Cast: Forest Whitaker, Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Liev Schreiber, Jesse Williams, Nelsan Ellis, Mariah Carey, Yaya DaCos

    Based on Wil Haygood's Washington Post "A Butler Well Served by This Election." It's a story of Eugene Allen, a black man who served as a White House butler for 34 years.

    Allen started at the White House as a "pantry man" in 1952 when blacks weren't allowed to use public restrooms in his native Virginia. He ended up serving eight presidents and had a unique front row seat as political and racial history was being made, from the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., President John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy Jr.

    The Butler trailer courtesy The Weinstein Co.