Jennifer Garner to Star in Butter


Mandate has optioned Butter, rookie screenwriter Jason Micallef’s original comedy screenplay. The Hollywood Reporter says Jennifer Garner is attached to star and possibly produce with Michael De Luca.

Butter follows 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.

Craig Gillespie and Gary Ross are among the directors circling the project.