The Weinstein Co. can re-title the film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” and it will.
The MPAA’s first ruling stated that The Weinstein Co. could not use the title “The Butler” or any variation title.
According to Friday’s appeals ruling, The Weinstein Co. can now call the movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
This “clearly a pretty big victory for us,” said Dani Weinstein, a spokesman for the company. “Our biggest concern had been that we wouldn’t be able to use the words ‘the butler’ at all.”
The video above is the latest trailer to the newly titled “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which enters theaters Aug. 16.