You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Quincy Jones to score ‘The Butler’

Lee Daniels pic stars Winfrey, Fonda

Quincy Jones has come on board to score Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families.

Forrest Whitaker will portray the butler in the ensemble drama, which also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Aml Ameen, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams. Production launched Monday in New Orleans.

Jones has been nominated six times for music Oscars — three times for score and three times for song — along with being nommed as a producer of “The Color Purple.”

Danny Strong wrote the script with Daniels, based on Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about Allen. Producers are Pamela Oas Williams, the late Laura Ziskin, Daniels and Cassian Elwes; Hilary Shor and Adam Merims are exec producers.

More Film

  • Paul Thomas Anderson Debuts 'Phantom Thread'

    Paul Thomas Anderson Unveils Daniel Day-Lewis Fashion Romance 'Phantom Thread'

    Quincy Jones has come on board to score Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families. Forrest Whitaker will portray the butler in the ensemble drama, which also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Aml Ameen, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Jane Fonda and […]

  • Peter Baldwin

    Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

    Quincy Jones has come on board to score Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families. Forrest Whitaker will portray the butler in the ensemble drama, which also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Aml Ameen, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Jane Fonda and […]

  • Peddling Pictures launches with Discovery’s ‘Prison

    Peddling Pictures Launches With Discovery’s ‘Prison Food’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Quincy Jones has come on board to score Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families. Forrest Whitaker will portray the butler in the ensemble drama, which also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Aml Ameen, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Jane Fonda and […]

  • SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for

    SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for Singapore Debut

    Quincy Jones has come on board to score Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families. Forrest Whitaker will portray the butler in the ensemble drama, which also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Aml Ameen, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Jane Fonda and […]

  • Taiwan's 'Cock Robin' Heads for North

    Taiwan's 'Cock Robin' Heads for North America With Cheng Cheng

    Quincy Jones has come on board to score Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families. Forrest Whitaker will portray the butler in the ensemble drama, which also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Aml Ameen, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Jane Fonda and […]

  • Michael Pena Extinction sold

    Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie 'Extinction' Disappears From Universal Schedule

    Quincy Jones has come on board to score Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” based on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families. Forrest Whitaker will portray the butler in the ensemble drama, which also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Aml Ameen, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Jane Fonda and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content