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Butter: Jackman, Silverstone and Wilde join the cast

  • Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone and Olivia Wilde have joined the cast of "Butter", the Weinstein Co. satirical comedy which will star Jennifer Garner as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest since her husband and current champion (Ty Burrell) can no longer participate.

  • Jackman will play an old flame of Garner's character, while Silverstone will portray the adoptive mother of a teen girl who becomes a major contender in the contest.

  • Wilde will portray a tattooed stripper who's the mistress to Burrell's character.

Butter: Rob Corddry joins the cast

  • Rob Corddry ("Hot Tub Time Machine") has joined the cast of "Butter", which stars Jennifer Garner.

  • The comedy tells the story of a young orphan who, after being adopted by a Midwestern family, discovers she has an uncanny talent for butter-carving. She eventually finds herself up against the ambitious wife of the retired reigning champion in a town's annual butter-sculpting contest.

Butter: Ty Burrell joins the cast

  • Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") has joined the cast of "Butter", which will star Jennifer Garner.

  • He will play the butter-carving champion for the past 15 years who is pressured to step down. His wife (Garner), can't stand the idea of not being in the limelight so she starts training to be the new champion.

    Mon April 5, 2010 | Source: Variety

Butter: Jim Fields Smith to direct, The Weinstein Co. to distribute

  • The Weinstein Co. will distribute "Butter", which will star Jennifer Ganer.

  • Jim Fields Smith is set to direct the comedy.

  • Filming is scheduled to start in April 2010 in Louisiana.

    Mon March 15, 2010 | Source: Variety