First Photo Released of Forest Whitaker as ‘The Butler’ Eugene Allen Who Served Eight U.S. Presidents in White House

Forest Whitaker As Eugene Allen White House butler First Photo Released of Forest Whitaker as The Butler Eugene Allen Who Served Eight U.S. Presidents in White House

First Photo of Forest Whitaker as ‘The Butler’ Eugene Allen Who Served Eight U.S. Presidents (Photo credit: Variety)

From Shadow and Act:   THE first OFFICIAL still photo from Lee Daniels’ The Butler, featuring it’s star Forest Whitaker, in a film based on the story of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served many presidents, over several decades.

Oprah WinfreyDavid Oyelowo, John CusackAlan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Melissa LeoLiev SchreiberJesse WilliamsMariah CareyYaya DaCosta, and many more co-star in the film.

Its soundtrack will be composed by the legendary Quincy Jones.

Laura Ziskin Production, The Butler is being produced by Pamela Oas Williams, the late Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, and Cassian Elwes; executive produced by Hilary Shor and Adam Merims; and co-produced by David Jacobson.

The independently-financed film is bankrolled by Follow Through ProductionsWindy Hill PicturesSalamander MediaSalloway Rubenstein Productions/Crystal City EntertainmentEarl W. StaffordStarstream FilmsYogi Entertainment, and Inner Media Capital.

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 First Photo Released of Forest Whitaker as The Butler Eugene Allen Who Served Eight U.S. Presidents in White House
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.