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Lee Daniels' the Butler

Movie information

One quiet voice can ignite a revolution. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.
Released on:
August 16, 2013  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
October 18, 2013

Production Companies:
Laura Ziskin Productions, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Windy Hill Pictures
Distributors:
The Weinstein Co.

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:
"The Butler"

This film is Also Known As:
"A Butler Well Served By This Election"

Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Clarence Williams III

Director: Lee Daniels

Screenwriter: Danny Strong
Script: Based on newspaper article

Genre: Drama, True Story, Period
About the film:
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.

Project Timeline:
Jul. 30, 2010: Director: Lee Daniels, Writer: Lee Daniels, Cast: Denzel Washington (in talks)
Mar. 12, 2013: Release Date: October 18, 2013
May 10, 2013: Release Date: August 16, 2013
Box Office: Opening weekend: $24.64 mil. (2933 theaters) | No. 1 Movie at the Box Office
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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