First Look – Eight New Stills for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Eight exclusive new images have been released for the highly anticipated film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler. This historical drama is based on a true story and follows the life of White House butler Eugene Allen. Allen was a butler in the White House from 1952 until 1986 and served eight presidents.

Actor Forest Whitaker is playing a character based off of Eugene Allen, named Cecil Gaines. However, he is not the only talented actor behind this film! The stellar cast includes Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Colman Domingo, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, Alex Pettyfer, Jesse Williams, Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, James Marsden, Aml Ameen, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lenny Kravitz.

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David Banner and Mariah Carey as Earl Gaines and Hattie Pearl.

Lee Daniels also produced the film and wrote the screenplay along with Danny Strong. If you have not already, watch the stunning trailer for The Butler here. Personally, I think that this is going to be a big awards contender this year and definitely a film to keep an eye on.

These eight new stills finally give us a deeper look into this star-studded film, so take a look at and share your thoughts in the comments! Lee Daniels’ The Butler will be theatrically released August 16, 2013.

Source: Entertainment WeeklyIndieWireYouTube, and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – Exclusive First Trailer for “The Butler”

The first trailer for the Lee Daniels-directed film, The Butler, has hit the web. Let me tell you, it is an amazing trailer and it gives audiences a great glimpse at what this film is about. The Butler is based off of a true story and follows the life of White House butler Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker). Allen was a butler in the White House from 1952 until 1986 and served eight presidents.

This film has an absolutely stellar cast that includes the likes of Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Colman Domingo, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, Alex Pettyfer, Jesse Williams, Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, James Marsden, Aml Ameen, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lenny Kravitz.

Lee Daniels also produced the film and wrote the screenplay along with Danny Strong. Watch the stunning trailer for The Butler here and let me know what you think in the comments! Personally, I think that this film will be incredible and a huge award contender during the 2013 award season.

Will you be going to see The Butler when it hits theaters October 18, 2013? What do you think of the talented cast behind the film? Do you think it could be an award contender next year?

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Sources: IndieWire, YouTube, and IMDbPro

Trailer MegaPost – “Soldiers of Fortune,” “Robot and Frank,” “Last Ride,” and “Hotel Transylvania”

It has been a while, but it is time for another Trailer MegaPost here on TrulyLuminary! I hope you enjoy these trailers and decide to share them with others!

1. Soldiers of Fortunehttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/soldiersoffortune/

The action and adventure film Soldiers of Fortune, is director Maxim Korostyshevsky’s directorial debut and it looks quite interesting. The cast includes Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan, Freddy Rodriguez, and James Cromwell. Captain Craig McKenzie (Slater) is a former US special forces soldier and he is hired to protect a group of millionaires who want to experience thrills of war. However, the mission ends up going horribly wrong, and the millionaires get more than they bargained for. This film is set to hit theaters August 3,2012.

2. Robot and Frankhttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/robotfrank/

Robot and Frank is a science fiction-comedy that was directed by Jake Schreier. This film has a very strong cast that includes Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Sisto, and Jeremy Strong. Frank (Langella) is a retired cat burglar and he has two grown kids who are concerned about his well-being because he is living alone. They consider placing him in a nursing home, but Frank’s son (Marsden) chooses a different option. He buys Frank a walking, talking robot that is programmed to help improve his physical and mental health. This movie is a hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friendship and family in some of the most unexpected places. Look for this film in theaters August 24,2012.

3. Last Ride – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/lastride/

Last Ride has a small cast that includes Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, and John Brumpton. In this Glendyn Ivin-directed drama , a desperate father (Weaving) takes his ten year old son (Russell) on the run after committing a violent crime. As they go on a journey into the desert and an unknown future, their relationship and their need to survive, causes them to battle the elements and each other. The son, Chook, eventually takes control, and the choice he makes has a devastating effect on their lives. This film was released in Australia in 2009, but will be released in North America June 29, 2012.

4. Hotel Transylvaniahttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/hoteltransylvania/

This fun family Sony Pictures animation has a stellar voice cast including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, CeeLo Green, David Spade, Molly Shannon, and Fran Drescher. Hotel Transylvania shares the story of Dracula (Sandler) and how he runs his monsters only resort, where monsters and their families can feel safe and are free to be the monsters they are without any humans around to disturb them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites some of the world’s most famous monsters–Frankenstein (James) and his bride, the Mummy (Green), the Invisible Man (Spade), a family of werewolves, and more–to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s (Gomez) 118th birthday. It ha never been any issue for Dracula to help and deal with all of fellow monsters at his hotel. However, things could change drastically when an ordinary guy (Sandberg) stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Prepare to go on a journey to Transylvania when this movie comes out September 28, 2012.

I hope you enjoyed all of these trailers! Leave comments below on which trailer was your favorite and which movie(s) you want to see in theaters!

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