May 8th, 2013
01:09 PM ET
Directed by Lee Daniels, "The Butler" is inspired by the true story of a man who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986.
Forest Whitaker stars as the "Butler," Cecil Gaines, and Winfrey plays his wife, Gloria. It's the OWN CEO's first live acting role since 1998's "Beloved."
Given the span of time that Whitaker's character works in the White House, the cast is packed with a parade of A-listers to portray all of those leaders and their families. James Marsden stars as John F. Kennedy, with Minka Kelly cast as his wife, Jackie. Robin Williams is tasked with bringing Dwight Eisenhower to life, while Melissa Leo plays his wife, Mamie.
Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda are Ronald and Nancy Reagan; John Cusack is Richard Nixon; and Liev Schreiber is Lyndon B. Johnson.
"The Butler" is slated to open October 18.
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