After weeks of very public bickering, the battle over the title of “The Butler” seems to be over.
The MPAA ruled on Thursday night that its original ruling in the case of the historical drama’s title went too far and so have overturned part of it.
As a result, The Weinstein Company will be able to use the word ‘Butler’ in the title but can’t call it “The Butler”.
Now it seems TWC will call the project “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”. To do so, TWC has to have Daniels’ name essentially the same size as ‘The Butler’ on all printed and media promo material.