Forest Whitaker stars as a man who spent more than 30 years working at the White House in the first trailer for The Butler, the latest movie from Precious director Lee Daniels. Based on a Washington Post article by Wil Haygood, this drama chronicles the life of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who served eight U.S. Presidents between 1952 to 1986. Take a look at the latest footage from this upcoming drama, also starring John Cusack, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, and Cuba Gooding Jr..