"American Idol" judge Mariah Carey will reunite with Lee Daniels in his anticipated movie The Butler.
Said to be cast alongside Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and Jane Fonda, this will be Carey's first film with Daniels since appearing in the award-winning breakthrough Precious.
Inspired by a true story, The Butler focuses on an African American man who served as a butler in the White House and how societal and political changes affected his life and family over a thirty year period.
Yaya DaCosta, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lenny Kravitz are also attached to this project.
Quincy Jones has been tapped
to work on the soundtrack.