Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels is hard at work in New Orleans filming The Butler and the first pic of his main character has been released (above).
Forest Whitaker stars as the titular character based on Eugene Allen, a butler who served eight different presidents and their families living in the White House.
This photo is nice and all, but what we REALLY want to see is what Oprah is going to look like as Whitaker's on-screen wife!
Her return to the big screen alone is enough to make us want to see this drama, but the rest of the talented cast is a plus too!
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