Title: Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Director: Lee Daniels
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams and Danny Strong.
The American historical fiction drama film, directed by Lee Daniels, inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen will be released for home entertainment on January 14th, 2014. Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company proudly present the ‘The Butler’, grossing over $115 million in box office, on Blu-Ray Combo Pack with Digital HD Ultraviolet, On-Demand and Pay-Per-View. The DVD Special features include: An American Story, The Original Freedom Riders, “You And I Ain’t Nothin’ No More” performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz, deleted scenes and a gag reel.
The film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler. Academy Award and media magnate Oprah Winfrey co-stars, along with a stellar cast that includes John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams and Danny Strong. The great leader of this performance is the Oscar nominated director of ‘Precious,’ Lee Daniels.
This exquisite star-spangled jamboree, that depicts the tortuous civil rights struggle, is undeniably a touching and powerful film, as it holds you, provokes you and ultimately moves you. The character of the Butler represents the symbol, embodied by the film’s pitch: how “One Quiet Voice Can Ignite a Revolution.”
Written by: Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi