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Lee Daniels Wants to Turn Alex Pettyfer Into a Gay Action Hero

feedproxy.google.com – I had a long conversation at Fantastic Fest with Evan of Badass Digest about our growing mutual interest in Lee Daniels, director of Precious, The Paperboy and The Butler. Our shared opinion boiled down to the fact that Daniels is a rare man, the sort of director who straddles fringe and mainstream, and who makes weirdly personal exploitation films that still manage to attract a top-flight cast.

7 years 27 weeks ago via donnieyen

New in Theaters: 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Jobs,' 'Paranoia,' 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

12:53 PM 8/16/2013 by Logan Falk
The Butler
We've another very full weekend ahead of us--once again, four new releases are crowding their way into theaters this weekend. However, instead of staggering releases from Wednesday onward (as was the case last week), everything's opening today, which will make for some mean competition at the box office.

Why 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Has 41 Producers

feedproxy.google.com – A who's who of black entrepreneurs, a Ukrainian billionaire, an NBA star and a wealthy New Orleans family helped back the $30 million drama. 7 years 35 weeks ago via jetli

Weinstein Co Unveils New Poster For 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' To Comply With MPAA

deadline.com – Here’s the end result of the brouhaha over The Butler — rather, Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The Weinstein Co just released this poster for the Lee Daniels-directed historical drama, out August 16. It stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and David Oyelowo as occupants of the White House during one man’s tenure as butler for eight presidents. 7 years 38 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Janis Joplin Biopic Starring Amy Adams Back On, Lee Daniels To Direct

Janis Joplin
fb.indiewire.com – The year was 2010, and at the time Amy Adams was attached to play famed rocker Janis Joplin with "City Of God" helmer Fernando Meirelles to helm. Or that was at least the plan. And then there was nothing heard again about a biopic until earlier this year when "Martha Marcy May Marlene" helmer Sean Durkin signed up for "Joplin" with Nina Arianda in the lead role. 8 years 26 weeks ago via donnieyen

First Look At Alan Rickman And Jane Fonda As Ronald And Nancy Reagan In 'The Butler'

cinemablend.com – Earlier today the mogul took a picture of herself on set with Daniels, Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda and revealed the look of Ronald Reagan and his wife in the new movie. 8 years 31 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Forest Whitaker is The Butler in the Film's First Still

The Butler
comingsoon.net – The very first image from Lee Daniels' The Butler is now online, courtesy of Variety . As you can see below, it features Forest Whitaker as the title character, Eugene Allen, who worked at the White House for 34 years. 8 years 34 weeks ago via brucelee

First Trailer for Lee Daniels' THE PAPERBOY Starring Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Matthew McConaughey

The Paperboy
collider.com – The first trailer for Precious director Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy has been released, and it’s pretty out there. The film is an adaptation of the Pete Dexter novel and stars Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron as two brothers who team-up to investigate the potential wrongful conviction of a death-row inmate played by John Cusack.

8 years 37 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Lee Daniels & Hugh Jackman Will Try Teaming Again On MLK Assassination Film 'Orders To Kill'

Hugh Jackman
fb.indiewire.com – Try as they might, so far, Lee Daniels and Hugh Jackman just haven't been able to make a movie together. Over two years ago, the actor was lining up to play segregation enforcer Sheriff Jim Clark in the director's civil rights tale "Selma," which never was able to get in front of cameras. 8 years 37 weeks ago via jackiechan

Mariah Carey Is Joining 'The Butler'

feedproxy.google.com – Mariah Carey hasn't made a movie since her well-received turn in Precious, but now she's reunited with director Lee Daniels for his next film, the decades-spanning White House tale The Butler, which will star Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. No word yet on whom she's playing, but as of today, ... 8 years 38 weeks ago via jackiechan
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