Posted by | Cyrena Rose

A White House butler served eight American Presidents over the course of three decades

S&A reports David Banner (a late addition) has joined the cast of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which is currently shooting in New Orleans.

Banner will play Earl Gaines (father to Cecil Gaines, the character Forest Whitkaker plays in the film), opposite Mariah Carey who will play his wife.

Yes!  38 year old Banner is playing 51 year old Forest Whitaker on screen father; keep in mind that the film’s story covers Cecil Gaines’ (Eugene Allen’s) life, from childhood to adulthood.  So let’s assume Banner will play the main character’s childhood father.

I’m really excited to be a part of this movie.  The cast is absolutely astonishing and working with Mariah has been great. Lee Daniels is so amazing to work with and I thank him for choosing me for this role… This movie reminds us of what our ancestors have endured for us to have certain liberties which we have today.  This movie is groundbreaking,” said Banner

The Butler is slated for release in 2013…stay tuned!