Variety and Movieline have learned that Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone and Olivia Wilde have joined the cast of The Weinstein Company’s Butter, which starts filming later this month.
To be directed by Jim Field Smith, the comedy 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.
The film is produced by Jennifer Garner, who also stars as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest.
Jackman portrays an old flame of Garner’s character, while Silverstone will play the adoptive mother of a teen girl (Yara Shahidi) who becomes a major contender in the butter-carving competition.
Ashley Greene plays the step-daughter of Garner’s character.
Wilde is taking on the role of a tattooed stripper who is also the mistress to a term-limited butter-carving champion (Ty Burrell).