Making a push for number one at the box office this weekend is Lee Daniels’ The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as long-serving Presidential butler, Cecil Gaines. This new behind-the-scenes featurette offers up commentary from Whitaker, Lenny Kravitz, David Oyelowo, Jesse Williams and Yaya Alafia concerning their experiences on the film.
Also starring Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Liev Schreiber, John Cusack, and Alan Rickman, Lee Daniels’ The Butler is in theaters now. Check out Matt’s review of the film here and then hit the jump to watch the new featurette.
Watch the featurette for Lee Daniels’ The Butler below (via Hulu):
Here’s the official synopsis for The Butler:
LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, and many more. Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS) directs and Emmy®-award winning Danny Strong (GAME CHANGE) wrote the script.