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UK NEWS: ACTOR AML AMEEN TO STAR IN NEW FILM ‘THE BUTLER’ (ALSO STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND FORREST WHITAKER)

Variety reports that British actor Aml Ameen will star in the new Lee Daniels’ film ‘The Butler’. “The Butler” is based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families. Ameen will play “Young Cecil,” a starving boy who escapes the deep South and along the way is taken in and “polished” by the manager of a hotel restaurant. Oscar winner Forrest Whitaker will portray the butler in the White House. The ensemble drama also []

MOVIE TRAILER: ‘PRECIOUS’

Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, critically acclaimed film ‘Precious’ starring Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Gabourey Sidibe, Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey will be released across America on the 6th November (no word on a UK release date yet). Directed by Lee Daniels, the Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry backed film is also receiving some Oscar buzz.