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Lee Daniels' The Butler

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    The Weinstein Company Rings For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Plus New Pic Of Forest Whitaker As Eugene Allen

    While Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" was more or less pilloried after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and isn't going to be in the Oscar race, it looks like his next effort could find him once again as an awards season player.

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    First Official Image Of Forest Whitaker As 'The Butler' In Lee Daniels' Next Film

    Well, after spending the better part of the spring and summer assembling its massive ensemble cast, Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is now rolling and perhaps in preparation for sales at TIFF next month, the first official image from the film has dropped. And it's a silhouette.

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    Lafayette From 'True Blood' Is MLK In 'The Butler'; It's 'Ten O'Clock' For Rachel Nichols & Luke Wilson Is A 'Million Dollar Man'

    First, “True Blood” fans may feel a tinge of excitement when they read that Bon Temps, Louisiana resident Lafayette Reynolds may be stepping away to the screen for a moment. Beloved “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis will be lending his talent to “Precious” director ...

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    Quincy Jones Scoring Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'; Mariah Carey & Yaya DaCosta Join The Film

    It has been about two months since Lee Daniels stopped in Cannes with "The Paperboy" and was roundly savaged by critics, but the director has already dusted himself off and moved on, with principal photography beginning this week on the sprawling historical drama "The Butler." An...

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    Liev Schreiber Joins Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' As Lyndon Johnson, Co-Stars With Woody Allen In 'Fading Gigolo'

    Just as Lee Daniels' upcoming White House drama “The Butler” takes place over the course of eight presidencies, naturally the film is going to be populated with a talented, expansive cast. It's certainly attracted an interesting bunch already, with Robin Williams and Alan Rickman inhabiting the role...

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    James Marsden Replaces Matthew McConaughey As JFK In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    The list of actors who have portrayed John F. Kennedy on the big and small screen over the years is eclectic to say the least. Folks as varied as Greg Kinnear, Martin Donovan, Bruce Greenwood, William Petersen and even Bruce Campbell have taken on the former president's accent and enunciation to...

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    Robin Williams To Play Dwight Eisenhower In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    It seems that Robin Williams has learned a lesson in recent years, perhaps most particularly from the critical drubbing that the 2009 comedy(?) "Old Dogs" received, and has retreated to doing more ensemble work, notably providing a voice for the "Happy Feet" movies and playing Teddy Roosevelt in the...

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    David Tennant Returns To TV With 'Broadchurch,' Lee Daniels' 'Butler' Adds Colman Domingo & Susan Sarandon Goes To 'Hell & Back'

    Former "Doctor Who" star David Tennant will return to the small screen starring in eight-part drama "Broadchurch" alongside Olivia Colman and Vicky McClure. The story centers on the media circus that descends on a small coastal community after the murder of a young boy. The proje...

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    Alex Pettyfer Joins Never Ending Ensemble For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'; Vanessa Redgrave Circling

    Way back in 2010, ShoWest named Alex Pettyfer as one of their Stars Of Tomorrow, a dubious honor also bestowed at the time to Vanessa Hudgens, with the two of them pairing in the soon to be released box office bomb "Beastly." Time marched on. Now in 2012, Hudgens is working with Harmony Ko...

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    Matthew McConaughey Drops Out Of 'The Butler,' Gears Up For 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    A couple of weeks ago, the newly creatively revitalized Matthew McConaughey hit the Cannes Film Festival with two movies to promote -- Jeff Nichols' "Mud" and Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy." While reviews on the former generally leaned toward the positive, the latter was som...

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