The Butler Latest Poster

I know it is really far too soon to be talking about possible Oscar contenders for next year, but The Butler really could be one of them.

The Butler follows Oscar winner Cecil Gaines who worked as a butler in the White House from 1952 to 1986 during the terms of eight different presidents.

Yahoo! Movies have revealed another poster for the film featuring Whitaker himself.

The Butler Latest Poster
The movie sees Lee Daniels return to the director’s chair while Danny Strong has penned the screenplay.

Whitaker is joined by an all star cast as Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard and Vanessa Redgrave are all on board.

And if that is not enough then it gets even better as Robin Williams, James Marsden, Liev Schreiber, John Cusack and Alan Rickman will all play various Presidents of the U.S.

The Butler is inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler (Whitaker) to eight Presidents in the White House for over thirty years.

From this unique vantage point, The Butler traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.