THE BUTLER set to be released August 16th could give Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and Terrence Howard some Oscar nominations. Harvey Weinstein is set for a huge Oscar push. Warner Brothers claims it owns the rights to THE BUTLER title. THE BUTLER shares its title with a Warner Brothers short film from 1916. Somehow Warner Brother won its arbitration case against Weinstein. Which would force him to change the name of the film right before it’s release date. He has already spent a ton of money. promoting the film and investing in and Oscar campaign. Naturally Weinstein is appealing the case.
Harvey can be a douche, but I have to agree with him this time. I don’t know how anyone could confuse the 1916 short film with THE BUTLER that is coming out in August. It’s all ridiculous and it sounds like WB has some beef with Weinstien that they are trying to avenge.
Discussion from CBS This Morning:
Trailer for THE BUTLER: