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Interview: Director Lee Daniels of, 'The Butler'

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The film hasn't even hit theaters in the U.S. yet, but director Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is already receiving Oscar Buzz.

Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is an 2013 American historical drama film directed by Daniels, written by Danny Strong and featuring an ensemble cast. Based on the real-life account of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.

It was the last film produced by Laura Ziskin, who died in 2011. The film was to be theatrically released by The Weinstein Company on August 16, 2013.

Thanks to the production assistance of The Weinstein Company, Good Day Atlanta's Karen Graham got a chance to chat with Daniels and an esteemed member of the film's incredibly esteemed cast, the award-winning actor Forest Whitaker.


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