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.