The Butler Poster Debuts Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Send email Mail I would have preferred this tagline, “back then there was only one way for a black man to get into the White House.” June 4, 2013 0 Comments Sasha Stone Posted in BEST PICTUREPosters Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Send email Mail Oscar Podcast Episode 32 – 1979 June 4, 2013 0 Comments De Niro and Pfeiffer – The Family Gets Trail... June 4, 2013 0 Comments About author Sasha Stone Sasha Stone has been around the Oscar scene since 1999. Almost everything on this website is her fault. Related Posts 0 Comments AFI Top TenBEST PICTUREfeaturedNews The American Film Institute Announces AFI’s Ten Movies of the Year Read more 0 Comments BEST PICTUREfeaturedInterviewsNews Interview: Janelle Monáe on How Hidden Figures Was Her Dream Role Read more 0 Comments BEST ACTRESSBEST DIRECTORBEST PICTUREfeaturedFeaturettes Awards Daily Exclusive: Loving Featurette – Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga Read more 0 Comments BEST DIRECTORBEST PICTURE Hacksaw Ridge Sweeps Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards with 10 Wins Read more Tags The Butler Banjoman This might be the biggest wild card of the year. It could be SO strong… or, as that stack o’ stars a the top of the poster reminds me, it could easily stretch itself too thin. I’m dying to see it and find out. Paddy Mulholland Heheh That’s funny, Sasha! lenka73 more PRECIOUS or more PAPER BOY? Cameron This looks terrible. I can’t wait to throw popcorn at all the failed dreams it spawns Ryan Adams now I have no idea what to expect Tye-Grr I cannot express in words how completely unexcited I am to see this. I don’t feel that I am too cynical, and I give every film I see a fair chance, but this one is doing nothing for me. That trailer, and now this poster, make me feel like this will be nothing more than artificial cheese with a very large and bizarre cast. The Ghost of Easter Am I the only person who immediantly associated this poster with the one for The King’s Speech? Ryan Adams I did too, but they were closer in my memory than anything I could find to match in reality. for one thing, this rear view of Forest Whitaker gazing out the reminds me of the rear view of the royal family waving from the balcony in the final shot of The King’s Speech. What’s most similar about the two posters is the sanitized style of artwork. Kevin Klawitter In related news, Forest Whitaker is also in talks to play Martin Luther King, Jr. in Paul Greengrass’s upcoming biopic “Memphis”: http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/forest-whitaker-talks-play-martin-luther-king-jr-paul-greengrass-memphis-exclusive-94586 That’d be kinda funny, playing a movie featuring MLK in a supporting role one year and then playing MLK himself the next. Wonder if Forest is going to ask Nelsan Ellis for pointers… Jpns Sleuth Says, The Butler Did It! I’m sooo crash-test-dummy here: [humming] mmm mmm mmm mmm (quite a daring move for a big word: “revolution”) mmm mmm mmm. . . . Anyway, I love American mainstream music in 80s and 90s in particular so for sentimental reason I am also interested to see how Kravitz’s James Holloway is going to be portrayed in this . . . movie. mr. e Who does Clarence Williams III play? julian the emperor Jesus. A Lee Daniels movie? He is probably the worst “credible” director working in America today. There is something terribly antiseptic about that poster, btw. It looks completely devoid of life I like Sasha’s suggestion for an alternative tag line, though:) steve50 Someone must’ve found the tagline stitched on granny’s pillow. It suggests the butler in the photo crosses the yard and unlocks the gates…if only. This’ll be the what were they thinking movie of the year. superkk loved precious. hated the paperboy. this could be a hit or miss. rumors are that jane fonda steals the show though. Chance Rumors are? I’m always interested by that phrase. Is that from people who’ve seen screenings? People on set? Kane If you’re talking quality, I’d say Precious. But I think this won’t share the same style as either of his films. RRA says the Butler did it! This movie doesn’t look good. Basically the non-sports 42, giving old white people something to feel good about. Also, did you see that trailer? John Cusack=Nixon and Hans Gruber=Reagan are two of the most whacktastic castings I’ve noticed in a long time.