director Lee Daniels
has assembled quite a cast for civil rights film Selma
, but the film is still looking for financing, and now the director has made a deal with Sony to rewrite and direct The Butler
, based on the story of Eugene Allen
, who was a servant in the White House through eight presidencies.Deadline
says that Daniels is going to work immediately on The Butler
and has already talked to Denzel Washington
about the lead ...