“The Butler” (2013) Debut Trailer
The first trailer for director Lee Daniels’ (Precious) upcoming film, The Butler, has been released.
Carrying all the look and weight of a potential awards contender, The Butler tells the life story of Eugene Allen, the head butler of the White House from 1952-1986 serving eight U.S. presidents, and his unique perspective on the racial and political history made during that time.
The Butler is headlined by Forest Whitaker as Eugene Allen and features an ensemble cast that includes: David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Alex Pettyfer, Alan Rickman, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz and Oprah Winrey. It has release date set for October 18th.
As a gigantic Monty Python fan, this is the best news imaginable so far in 2013. Variety is reporting that the five surviving members of Monty Python will be reuniting for a new film directed by fellow Python Terry Jones called Absolutely Anything.
The film will be a CGI/live-action hybrid film in which a group of aliens give a human the power of God. Robin Williams is set to star as a dog named Dennis.
The Pythons have not appeared on screen together since 1983’s The Meaning of Life, so this is gigantic news for Python fans.
The year was 1980. Coming out of the 70’s (a decade which saw the emergence of no less directors than Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, and countless others) everyone was riding high, and the sky seemed to be the limit.
A director (Robert Altman) & producer (Robert Evans) whose careers skyrocketed in the 70’s decided to team up to bring a beloved cartoon character to life in a big screen musical, and they cast the hottest TV star of the day (Robin Williams) in his film debut.
What could possibly go wrong?
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