The Weinstein Co. released the first trailer for Lee Daniels' ("Precious") upcoming film "The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday.
The movie was inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article about a black man (Eugene Allen) who served in the White House under eight presidents over three decades -- from the Eisenhower administration through Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Winfrey plays the wife of Whitaker's title character, butler Cecil Gaines, and it marks her first big onscreen appearance since 1998's "Beloved." The elite cast also includes Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, Orlando Eric Street as Barack Obama and Nelsan Ellis as Martin Luther King Jr. Phew!
Need we say more? Oh, but we can. The movie also features Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alex Pettyfer and Cuba Gooding Jr. Can you catch the whiff of Oscar yet?
"The Butler" opens in theaters on Oct. 18. In the meantime, watch the video below and let us know what you think in the comments.