Jesse Williams is in negotiations to join The Butler. Lee Daniels’ historical drama tracks the latter the 20th century through the eyes of a White House staff employee. The film is based on the life of Eugene Allen, who started work at the White House in 1952 and served eight First Families. Williams was most recently seen in Cabin In The Woods and is a regular on Grey’s Anatomy. IM Global will bring The Butler to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week. CAA is repping the movie’s North American rights. Williams is represented by WME, Management 360 and attorney PJ Shapiro.