Danny Strong To Adapt 'The Butler'
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Danny Strong (“Recount”) will adapt “The Butler” for producer Laura Ziskin, based on the Washington Post story about an African-American butler’s career at the White House.
Sony acquired the feature rights to Wil Haygood’s Washington Post story “A Butler Well Served by This Election” a few weeks after the presidential election. The story chronicled Eugene Allen’s work for eight presidents from 1952 through 1986 along with the hope and optimism he and his wife shared as Barack Obama was about to be elected.
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