May 8, 2013 2:01 PM by Wade Blogs
One of the perks of working and living in a city like NYC, you make friends with some great people—big time people at that. Some of my sources caught a sneek peak of the movie The Butler. For those who may not know, The Butler is an historical drama film directed by Lee Daniels, starring Forest Whitaker (You know the guy with the legendary voice not named Morgan Freeman). The film tells the very interesting life story of Eugene Allen, a real-life butler who served eight Presidents of the United States in the White House until his retirement in 1986.
Allen worked in the White House during the largest moments in civil rights history; including the Little Rock Nine, the March on Washington, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy and King assassinations, the Vietnam War and Watergate. He had talked about his first encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr., who complimented him on the cut of his suit. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 90. A truly remarkable life.
What my sources had to say about the movie: Well they couldn’t say much other than it was probably one of the best movies they have seen in a while and would probably see it multiple times in theaters. It was a story in the sense of Forrest Gump and Walk the Line and little bit of The Curious Case Benjamin Button—except this is a TRUE story.
The Butler currently has a release date of October 18, 2013 in theaters.