The movie, in which she stars with Forest Whitaker, will be broadcast on Winfrey's OWN network in 2017.
"Lee Daniels’ 'The Butler' tells the story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades," according to the network. "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 and Oprah Winfrey stars as his wife, with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Live 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.
“The Butler” has grossed more than $100 million since its release in August, according to IMDb.com.
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