The Butler Gets its First Still: Forest Whitaker Serves 8 Presidents

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Forest Whitaker (The Last Stand) plays Eugene Allen in the new film The Butler. Take a look at Whitaker in character in the first still from the film:

Forest Whitaker in The Butler

Allen served as White House Butler for 34 years under 8 different presidents. Oprah Winfrey also stars as Allen's wife, with Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, John Cusak as Richard Nixon, James Marsden (Bachelorette) as John F. Kennedy, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy, and Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.

Cuba Gooding Jr., Liev Schreiber, and Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) round out the all-star cast.

The Butler is set to hit theaters some time in 2013. Lee Daniels directs.

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