Ashley Greene (“The Twilight Saga”) has joined The Weinstein Company comedy Butter. Jim Field Smith (She’s Out of My League) will direct from a script by Jason Micallef.
Greene, who just wrapped shooting for The Apparition last week, joins Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Ty Burrell and Rob Corddry in the film that starts shooting next week in Louisiana.
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.
Greene will play a rebellious high school teenager named Kaitlen Pickler.
Garner is also producing with Alissa Phillips and Mike De Luca.