Forest Whitaker featured in first official image for Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler” (Photo)

The Butler

The first official still from Lee Daniels‘ upcoming period drama The Butler was released today via Variety.

In the new image, we see a silhioutee of Oscar winner Forest Whitaker as Eugene Allen, a butler who served several presidents in the White House.

The film is currently being shot in New Orleans and has an all-star cast that includes, among others, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Jesse Williams, Mariah Carey, Aml Ameen, and Nelsan Ellis.

No release date has been set, but producers are currently negotiating a distrubution deal.

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