There has been a whole lot of hype surrounding Lee Daniels’ follow-up to The Paperboy and now we can see if it was all for not. The first trailer has arrived for The Butler starring Forest Whitaker as Eugene Allen–the White House’s head butler who served eight presidents from 1952-1986. Its core themes are said to be political and racial as supporting players will tell the stories in front of Allen’s eyes. Those actors include Robin Williams, James Marsden, Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Leo, John Cusack, Terrence Howard, Liev Schreiber, Minka Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Jane Fonda.
The Butler releases on October 18.