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Pernell Walker Books Role In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

Pernell Walker has landed a role to play in Lee Daniels’ upcoming film The Butler. The Pariah actress will play the character name Lorraine in the movie. There isn’t much details on her character’s role as of yet but she join a star-studded cast of actors which includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Terence Howard, Cuba Good Jr., Jane Fonda, Nicole Kidman, Lenny Kravitz, Colman Domingo and Jess Williams.

Stephen Rider also joined the cast. The actor, who played in the Safe House and The Great Debaters, will play in a role that many details have also not been released as of yet.

The Butler is a story of Eugene Allen, a black butler who worked at the White House from 1952 to 1986, serving under eight presidents. The film’s concept is based on an article written about Eugene’s life story by Wil Haygood. Allen gained employment at the White House at a time when black people were still discriminated against.

Whitaker will play Allen and Winfrey will play his wife.

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