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    'The Butler' Poster Features a Powerful Image and a Slew of A-List Names

    Ahead of its new August 16 release date (it was previously slated to bow in October), The Weinstein Company has unveiled the poster for their Oscar hopeful drama "The Butler." The film is a biopic of Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who served under eight presidents including Joh...

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    Watch Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda and Pretty Much Half of Hollywood in The Trailer For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    The Weinstein Company has dropped the trailer for Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the director's ridiculously star-studded follow-up to "The Paperboy."

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    Watch: First Trailer For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard & Much More

    Talk around "Precious" and "The Paperboy" director Lee Daniels' next effort "The Butler" has ranged from the director himself comparing it to a work-for-hire gig, calling it a "big compromise" from his usually more button pushing fare to Terrence Howard talking about his co-star Oprah Winfrey's "tig...

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    Scottsboro Boys Names To Be Cleared - What Happened To Lee Daniels' Musical Adaptation?

    Quite timely and certainly topical. I'm sure we're all intimately aware of enraging/horrific/sad/scary real-life stories of Black men facing injustice within the American judicial system, broadly speaking, especially when the victim of whatever crime they are charged with, is white and female.

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    Lee Daniels Says He's Developing A Post-Slavery Black Western...

    Our friends at The Root interviewed director Lee Daniels a few days before Sunday's Oscar ceremony, and in that interview they talked specifically about Django Unchained (Daniels had been silent on the film, and shares his thoughts on it w/ The Root; in short, he hated it), Spike Lee (notably th...

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    'I Felt Like I Directed The Film In Handcuffs And A Muzzle' - Lee Daniels On 'The Butler'

    'I Felt Like I Directed The Film In Handcuffs And A Muzzle' - Lee Daniels On 'The Butler'

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    David Oyelowo Talks The '70s Influences Of 'Jack Reacher,' Says Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Is 'Forrest Gump'-Esque

    David Oyelowo is one of those actors who has had a very, very good year. He started off 2012 by being a part of George Lucas' World War II epic "Red Tails," made a splash with the Cannes debut of Lee Daniels' pulpy "The Paperboy," and is closing out the year with two high-profile performances – he c...

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    Say What?! From Rebel Wilson to Anthony Hopkins, Indiewire Rounds Out the 20 Best Quotes of 2012

    From Josh Lucas admitting that NBC's "The Firm" was DOA, to Julie Delpy lashing out at Ethan Hawke following some not so flattering things he said about his "Before Sunset" co-star to the press, to Allison Janney confessing she loses out on parts to men (!), Indiewire was pri...

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    In the Works: Kruger & Yelchin '5 to 7,' Cruise Eyes 'Our Name Is Adam,' Lee Daniels May Direct Amy Adams as Janis Joplin

    Tom Cruise signs on to another sci-fi project, while Lee Daniels tackles rock queen Janis Joplin in "Get It While You Can."

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    Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Janis Joplin Biopic With Amy Adams Starring

    Another potential project for Lee Daniels' future slate; as we've already reported, over the last 2 to 3 years, since Precious, Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The But...

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