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The Butler

"The Butler" is a film directed by Lee Daniels, and written by Danny Strong (screenplay), Lee Daniels (screenplay), and W. Haygood (based on an article by), released on August 05 of 2013 in the USA . A. Pettyfer and D. Banner are starring, alongside Robin Williams, M. Rainey Jr., John Cusack and James Marsden.

Directed by:
Lee Daniels
Danny Strong and Lee Daniels
Based on an article by:
W. Haygood
P. Oas Williams, H. Shor, Lee Daniels, Laura Ziskin and Cassian Elwes
V. Hoffman, J. Barry, David Jacobson, S. Sheffield and Danny Strong
Executive producer:
A. Hadjiantonas, A. Giladi, D. Ranes, V. Holden, B. Johnson, R. Bryan Wright, S. Johnson, B. Patrick, S. C. Johnson, M. Salloway, E. Destro, J. Kessler, L. Blavatnik, L. Blavatnik, M. Finley, E. W. Stafford and J. T. Bruce IV
Co-executive producer:
J. Rubenstein, A. Daniel Pinchot, A. Frederic, C. Sauveur Bonan, H. I. Martin Jr. and K. Leadford
Associate producer:
B. Sain, E. Falkenstein, H. Bacon, W. Haygood, M. Gavras, B. Sain, C. Papagjika and Andrew Herwitz
Line producer:
Adam Merims


The film begins in 2009, where an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting in the White House. Gaines was raised in a cotton plantation in 1920s Macon, Georgia, by his sharecropping parents. One day, the farm's temperamental owner, Thomas Westfall, rapes Cecil's mother, Hattie Pearl. Cecil's father, Earl, confronts Westfall, and is shot dead. Cecil is taken in by Annabeth Westfall, the estate's caretaker, who reassigns Cecil to being a house servant instead. In his teens, he leaves behind [...]



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Who is the director of "The Butler"?

Lee Daniels has directed movies such as "The Paperboy", released in 2009, "Selma" (2011), "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire" (2009), "Paperboy" (2012).

John Cusack and Lee Daniels have also worked together on "The Paperboy", released in 2009 playing Hillary Van Wetter, "Paperboy" (2012) (Hillary Van Wetter).


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What was the release date of "The Butler"?

"The Butler" was first released in 2013.

Release dates for the United States:
  • Monday, August 05, 2013 - New York City, New York
  • Friday, August 16, 2013

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