‘The Butler’ Trailer Features Pretty Much Every Actor in Hollywood, Ever
The Weinstein Co. on Tuesday released the first official trailer for The Butler, Lee Daniels’ historical epic about a servant (Forest Whitaker) who worked in the White House through multiple presidencies.
In order to accurately portray the story, Daniels (the man behind 2009’s Precious) had to enlist a bunch of famous Hollywood faces to play a bunch of famous political figures. On the list: Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower; James Marsden as John F. Kennedy; and, in a twist of irony, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.
The whole thing looks like it could go the route of Bobby, Emilio Estevez’s 2006 disaster that had actors like Sharon Stone, Shia LaBeouf and Ashton Kutcher reacting to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
But, hey, at least Oprah’s in this one.