The first trailer for The Butler has landed. The film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, based on Eugene Allen, a butler who served in the White House for seven sitting Presidents.
Watch The Butler trailer below:
The film travels through history with Gaines from his early life on a cotton farm to his adult son's involvement in the civil rights movement.
Terrence Howard, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Mariah Carrey, and Nelsan Ellis also star.
The Butler will premiere August 23.