Caine, Jackson to co-star in movie
Sir Michael will star as a butler hired by a rollercoaster mechanic and one-time jazz star (Samuel), after he inherits a large sum of money.
The movie will be produced by Philippe Rivier of Spirit Films and Colin Callender of Playground Entertainment.
They said: "We are very proud to bring together these two great movie icons, Sam Jackson and Michael Caine, under the direction of the great George C Wolfe.
"Harry And The Butler follows in the honourable tradition of so many classic films in which a chance encounter between two disparate characters transforms them forever."
Shooting is due to start in Louisiana in 2014.