An Attention Grabbing New Poster For Lee Daniels' The Butler

The Butler Poster

This new poster for Lee Daniels' The Butler, which debuted at Fandango, is certainly striking but it's also just a bit too on-the-nose. Well, maybe more than a bit.

Lee Daniels is hardly a subtle director – Shadowboxer, Precious and The Paperboy were all directed with everything turned up to eleven – so perhaps this new poster is effective in giving us an idea of what to expect.

Despite the high quality cast I'm mostly expecting another car crash of a film in line with Daniels' previous work. But I'd love to be proved wrong. The story on which this film is based is fascinating and I really want to see it given the proper treatment on screen.

Lee Daniels' The Butler will be released in American cinemas on the 16th of August.