This Alternate 'The Butler' Poster is Much Better Than the Official Art
One quiet voice can ignite a revolution. I love that tagline. And it seems to have a lot more of an impact on this alternate artistic poster. The Weinstein Company has debuted a second alternate poster design for Lee Daniels' The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler. Earlier they revealed the official poster, showing Whitaker standing in the Oval Office window. I was instantly bored by that poster, but I'm not as easily sold on symbolic imagery. This one is much more powerful (perhaps less subtle) but also makes me way more interested in the film than the other.
Here's the alternate poster artwork for Lee Daniels' The Butler, just revealed today. Found over on Yahoo:
And here's the original poster this week, which sells on imagery more than anything. Found via Moviefone:
The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels from a script by Danny Strong, stars Oscar winner Forest Whitaker as the White House's head butler, with an ensemble cast: Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, David Oyelowo as Louis Gaines, John Cusack as Nixon, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon Johnson, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as JFK, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Carter Wilson, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower and Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower. The Weinstein Company picked up the film for release, and currently has The Butler scheduled to open limited theaters starting August 16th this year.