UK Trailer For Lee Daniels' The Butler, My Current Guess For The London Film Festival Surprise Film

This new U.K. trailer for Lee Daniels' The Butler is very subtly different to the U.S. one, adding in extra text, including one which points out that it is based on a true story.


The UK release date for Lee Daniels' The Butler was confirmed this week as the 18th of November.

The day after I received the press release confirming that date friend and fellow film critic Hemanth Kissoon commented to me that he thought that the London Film Festival Surprise Film this year might be Lee Daniels' The Butler. I'd previously had a few movies in mind for the surprise film but the minute he said The Butler it clicked in my mind. There are a few good reasons why it's a likely candidate and it really seems like the favourite for me right now.

I'd like to reserve the right to change my mind right up until the day before but for now this is definitely my best guess. I've got it right the last two years so I'm going for a hattrick here.