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The Weinstein Company is quietly positioning itself to make major noise this awards season. They have released the second of what should be several posters for the upcoming historical epic, The Butler.

Directed by Lee Daniels, the film is inspired by a true story, which focuses on an African-American man, Eugene Allen, who served as a butler in the White House for eight presidents from 1952 to 1986. Over the course of the film, the audience will see major events which changed our nation, such as the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, and the toll they took on the man and his family from a vantage point never before explored.

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The film features an all-star cast which includes several Oscar winners, Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave and Cuba Gooding, Jr. as well as honorary winner Oprah Winfrey. The impressive cast also includes other Hollywood notables such as Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Mariah Carey, Yaya DaCosta, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Nelsan Ellis and Lenny Kravitz.

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The Butler was inspired by an article published in the Washington Post, which chronicled the life of the long-time butler.

The Butler hits theaters October 18, 2013

Check out the posters and the trailers below:

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