Although the film is called "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a good amount of attention and coverage has gone to neither to director Lee Daniels or Forest Whitaker, who assumes the title role. Instead, Oprah Winfrey has been getting plenty of press for her involvement, as the media mogul is tackling her first substantial role in over a decade in the film. With more and more footage coming out as the film's release date draws closer, it's not difficult to see why people are so excited about seeing Winfrey's charismatic nature on screen.
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"Lee Daniels' The Butler" his theaters on August 16. Stay tuned for Indiewire's upcoming interview with Winfrey.