‘The Butler’ will release in theaters in August

Directed by Lee Daniels, it follows a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades.

The story of a White House butler who served eight 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, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan,James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and David Oyelowo.

Academy Award nominated Lee Daniels (“Precious”) directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy-award winning Danny Strong.

“The Butler” opens in theaters August 16

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