‘Harry’s Law’ star Aml Ameen joins ‘The Butler’
British actor Aml Ameen, best know for his role in NBC’s “Harry’s Law,” has been added to the star-studded cast of Lee Daniel‘s The Butler.
The film centers Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), a severant who started working at the White House in 1952 and went on to serve eight presidents. Allen was said to have ”a unique front-row seat as political and racial history were being made — from the civil rights movement and Vietnam War to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.”
Ameen will play a younger version of Whitaker’s character. Allen fled his native Virginia due to extreme racial tensions and started working in the white house at 33 years old. So, it’s highly likely Ameen will endure a lot of racism in his role.
Ameen joins previously cast Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Colman Domingo, and Jesse Williams.
The actor was most recently seen in Red Tails.