'Lee Daniels' The Butler' trailer

Starring Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is based on the true story of an African-American who witnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 30-year tenure as a White House butler. In theaters Aug. 16.

Coming soon: Newsday's Entertainment newsletter, for the latest on celebs, TV, more.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.