All the presidents are on display and a top notch cast have been hired to play them, including Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon Johnson and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Incidentially, the great Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan. The cast is rounded out with a host of top names such as Terence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Melissa Leo and Vanessa Redgrave.
Although 'The Butler' is not due for release until the autumn, it recently had two special screenings, and on the back of this a huge Oscar buzz has been created. Several names are currently being dropped with the possibility of picking up a golden statue next year, including Fonda, Whitaker, even Oprah. For a film to pick up such heat so far away from award season gives you an idea how strong the material might be. The word is the film makers are so confident that they intend to take some clips from the movie to the upcoming Cannes film festival. Just yesterday the first official trailer for 'The Butler' hit the net. Here's your chance to take a peek, and remember where you heard about this film first, because I have a feeling this 'Butler' is gonna make some major noise later on down the line.