New candid shots released of Alex Pettyfer in costume on the set of Lee Daniel’s (Precious) new film, The Butler. Alex Pettyfer plays Thomas Wesphall and his character appears early in the life of lead character, Eugene Allen (Forest Whittaker) and has a strong influence on Allen’s life.
Courtesy of Collider is the first shot of star Forest Whittaker in character as Eugene Allen. Minka Kelly and James Marsden were also shown in costume on the set as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy
The film follows Eugene Allen, a White House butler as he serves under eight presidents and their families. The film is based on Wil Haygood’s 2008 Washington Post article. The movie has an all-star ensemble cast of Oscar Winners and nominees: David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrance Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Aml Ameen, John Cusack and Robin Williams. The film is currently filming in New Orleans.