The first The Butler trailer has arrived.
Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, a character based on the real-life White House Butler Eugene Allen, who served under 7 U.S. Presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Ronald Reagan.
The film follows Gaines through history, as he experiences the changing climate of racial tensions in America.
Terrence Howard, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Mariah Carrey, and Nelsan Ellis also star.
The Butler premieres October 18.