Poster Edit for the Newly Titled LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

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To the left you’ll see the newly edited version of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, after the film was forced to change its name due to a complaint filed by Warner Bros. over an existing title that came out in 1916.

In addition to changing the name by adding the “Lee Daniels” bit, which has to be a least 75% of the font size of “The Butler” part, The Weinstein Co. will also have to pay $400,000 to the Entertainment Industry Foundation for its violations, $100,000 to the EIF and pay up to $150,000 to Warner Bros. for legal fees.


Lee Daniels’ The Butler will be hitting theaters August 16th, and stars Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda.

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