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    Lee Daniels' Next: Janis Joplin Biopic w/ Amy Adams - Then Miss Saigon, Then A Horror Movie

    Over the last 3-4 years since the release of Precious, director Lee Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The Butler, The Paperboy, a Janis Joplin biopic and maybe more.

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    Oprah Winfrey's Butlers - Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry

    I have a knot in my heart. It was in my throat, it moved along. Eventually, I am sure it will suffocate me if I don't get this out. Black women, listen, we've got to stand up. We need to be mad as hell and not take it anymore.Please indulge me because I am, admittedly, angry. And, before anyone star...

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    Is Lee Daniels' Conservative, American 'Butler' A Black Version of Forrest Gump?

    Is Lee Daniels' Conservative, American 'Butler' A Black Version of Forrest Gump?

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    Lee Daniels Eyes Sammy Davis Jr. Movie At HBO

    "I’m not going to be labeled a black filmmaker. I am not here to just tell black stories," Lee Daniels recently told The New York Times. "I’m here to tell all kinds of stories, musicals and dramas. Could I do a spaceship movie or black people on Mars or whatever? Sure. A comedy? Yes." But it would a...

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    Lee Daniels May Be Directing A Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic For HBO (No Word On Byron Allen's)

    Roger Friedman at Showbiz411 is reporting exclusively that Lee Daniels is currently circling an HBO Sammy Davis Jr. project.

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    Lee Daniels Thought About Putting Barack Obama In 'The Butler' & Casting Oprah Winfrey As A Serial Killer

    While Lee Daniels hasn't been shy about his expressing his feelings that "The Butler" represents of something of a compromise of his vision in order to deliver a PG-13 cut to theaters, that's not to say the director doesn't continue to think far outside the usual box. In an interview with the New Yo...

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    Black Church Groups Play Significant Role In 'The Butler's' Big Opening Weekend Box Office

    Some were apparently stunned by the commanding box office lead Lee Daniels' The Butler enjoyed over the weekend, debuting to a stellar $25 million.

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    Weekend B.O. Aug. 16-18 (How 'The Butler' Kicked 'Kick-Ass 2's' Ass)

    According to all the box office predictors, Kick-Ass 2 was going to be the No 1 film this weekend. Meanwhile, I was telling anyone who would listen to me (both of them) that Lee Daniels’ The Butler was going to beat its ass. And guess who was right?

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    Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Galvin Talks Recreating the White House in New Orleans for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Tim Galvin jumped at the rare opportunity to design nearly a century of the African-American experience, both inside and outside the White House, with "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

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    Lee Daniels' The Butler

    The finely-tuned performances by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey seal the deal, enriching the movie beyond the mere words in Danny Strong’s wide-ranging screenplay.

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